Aeroplane Monthly 1985-11
J.Stroud - Wings of Peace
The F.XII G-ADZJ, seen in Crilly Airways livery, had served with KLM as PH-AIE. It later passed to British Airways.
The Avia-built F.IXD OK-AFG was fitted with three-bladed propellers. Two F.IXDs were built by this Czechoslovakian company, and were powered by Walter Pegasus II.M2 radial engines of 580 h.p.
With its tail well up KLM’s Fokker F.XII Uil takes off into a threatening sky.
The Fokker F.IX PH-AGA with Pratt & Whitney Hornets and Townend rings.
The Swedish F.XII, SE-ACZ, at Bromma in August 1946. It was then in Svensk Flygtjanst service. The aircraft was destroyed in a hangar fire a few months after the photograph was taken.
AB Aerotransport's F.XII Varmland was photographed left at Malmo wearing spats.
The Danish-built F.XIIM OY- DAJ at Kastrup, with Townend rings removed.
Airborne the F.XVIII PH-AIR.
The first Fokker F.XII, PH-AFL first flew early in 1931 and was delivered to KLM on January 16 of that year. Named Leeuwerik (Lark), PH-AFL made the first F.XII Far East flight on March 5-14, 1931. The aircraft was destroyed in a crash at Brilon on April 6, 1935.
The crew compartment of the F.IX.
Typical European service layout of a KLM F.XII cabin.
The cabin of a KLM F.XII with Eastern route layout. F.XIIs on this route usually had four sleeper seats in their 16ft-long cabins; the maximum seating for the type was 16, in four rows of three-abreast with two single seats forward and two aft.
In the less ominous weather in KEITH WOOD­COCK'S colour painting, AB Aerotransport’s F.XII SE-ACZ Varmland is seen in its original form.