Air Enthusiast 1999-03
B.van der Klaauw - Unexpected Windfalls
Rumpler C.I, serial 968/17, with LVA roundels. It was given Dutch serial LA-49.
Dutch Nieuport XIC-1 fighter, built by Trompenburg.
LA-33 was one of the Sopwith 1 1/2-Strutters acquired by the LVA. It landed near Schoondijke on August 28, 1916, and had RNAS serial 9396.
Hanriot-built 1 1/2 Strutter belonged to the French Air Force and was taken over by the LVA as LA-45.
BE.2c 1754, landed on Dutch soil on March 10,1915, and subsequently went to the LVA as LA-24.
Various types of Friedrichshafen floatplanes were interned. FF-33J, German serial 1682, went to the MLD as V-4.
An M-8 (A-I) was the very first Fokker aircraft to be used by the LVA. It was, short lived, crashing soon after it had been acquired.
RNAS Sopwith Pup came down near Cadzand on March 1, 1917, and went to the LVA as LA-41.
One of the first Trompenburg-built Farman F-22s, LA-11. Note the simple armament in the nose.
Albatros D.III which landed near Breskens on September 19, 1917. Carrying the German serial 2002/16, the LVA took it over as AL-211.
Friedrichshafen G.III bomber, 828/17, came down in a meadow near Oosterhout on May 23, 1918, and went to the LVA as FG-702, but it crashed on its first flight in Dutch service.
One of the German types interned in the Netherlands was the Halberstadt CL.II, two of which arrived.