Aeroplane Monthly 1984-05
J.Stroud - Wings of Peace
This Gnome-Rhone Jupiter powered CIDNA F.VIIa was later converted to an F VIIa-3m and passed to Air France.
The fifth Fokker F.VII, with Napier Lion engine, before going to KLM as H-NACR.
PK-AFC Abel Tasman was one of a batch of four Lynx-powered F. VIIb-3ms delivered to KNILM in 1928. It was originally registered H-NAFC.
H-NAEA was the F.VIIa-3m Postduif, with Armstrong Siddeley Lynx engines. It made the first official air mail flight from Amsterdam to Batavia (Jakarta) and back in October 1927.
The Gnome-Rhone Jupiter installation in a KLM F.VIIa. It has a two-bladed fixed-pitch metal propeller. The type designation on the fuselage is shown as F.VII
An Air France Fokker F.VIIb-3m at Croydon on May 11, 1934.
CLASSA’s Lynx-powered Dutch-built F.VIIb-3m M-CAKK with three-bladed propeller on the centre engine.
The fifth Fokker F.VII, in KLM livery.
The prototype Rolls-Royce Eagle powered Fokker F.VII after being painted in KLM livery, and with enlarged fin and rudder.
This early F.VIIa is seen as G-EBTS Princess Xenia. It had been KLM's H-NADK and later became the Duchess of Bedford's Spider. The engine is a Jupiter.
The passenger cabin in a Sabena F.VIIb-3m.
KEITH WOODCOCK'S painting depicts Fokker F.VIIa T-DOLB of DDL. This aircraft was later re-registered OY-DAC.
The Avro Ten VH-UMG was Australian National Airways’ Southern Star. It passed to Hart Aircraft and then Australian Transcontinental Airways.