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Fokker C.I

History

The Fokker C.I, or Fokker V.38, a two seat reconnaissance aircraft. which was in 1918 at Schwerin, Germany, developed from the Fokker D.VII.
It proofed to be inferior compared with the Hannover and Halberstadt aircraft. Production had just started when the war ended. In May - June the aircraft already produced, about 70 examples, were brought to the Netherlands. The V.38 was, despite its resemblance with the Fokker V.36, a descendant of the Fokker D.VII. Especially the wingspan was enlarged with approximately 2 meters and also the fuselage was modified.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 7,21 m Wingspan: 10,49. m
Height: 2,85 m Wing area: 26,25 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 855 kg Max. start weight: 1255 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 180 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: 140 km/hr    
Range: - km Service ceiling: - m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Mercedes D.III rated 160 hp or a BMW IIIA rated 185 hp
Crew: One instructor plus one pupil
Armament: None

 


In service with LVA and RNlNAS.

In service with LVA.

The LVA ordered 60 examples at the end of 1919, all aircraft were delivered in 1920 and were registered 485 till 544. The so called "de fabriek" (=Factory, in fact the technical service) of the LVA at Soesterberg, built an additional five examples, registered 545 till 549, from spare parts.
At the end of the twenties several examples were completely overhauled and equipped with an Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx rated 218 hp. Also a modification of the fuselage and the landing gear was done. This modified version was officially designated Fokker C.IA, but was also referred to as Fokker C.I Lynx.

The aircraft was also used as trainer for the fighter pilots. After a training on the Fokker S.II or Fokker S.IV the fighter pilots received a conversion training on the Fokker C.I. The C.I trainers were equipped with double steering, the movable gun was removed and rear part of the fuselage was flattened.

Fokker C.I 533, kenteken oranje bol.
Fokker C.I serial 533 with orange balls as national markings.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I klaar voor de start. Vlieger lt. W.C.J. Versteegh. Kenteken oranje bol.
Fokker C.I , serial 526 ready for take off with lt. W.C.J. Versteegh.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Luitenant-ter-zee L.A.H. Rombeek bij de Fokker C.I met registratienummer 486 na een noodlanding op Vlieland.
Luitenant-ter-zee L.A.H. Rombeek near Fokker C.I serial 486 after an emergency landing on Vlieland.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I 505.
Fokker C.I 505.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I 498. Voor de start. Vlieger overhandigt opdracht aan startofficier.
Fokker C.I 498 preparing for take off.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Zijaanzicht links Fokker C.I Lynx.
Fokker C.I Lynx. [at Beeldbank NIMH}
Fokker C.I 510. Sgt. J. Koster poseert.
Fokker C.I 510. Sgt. J. Koster near the aircraft.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I  541 met geopende blindvliegkap over de waarnemerscockpit.
Fokker C.I 541 with blind flying hood over the observers seat.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I 541, met blindvliegkap over de voorste cockpit en instructeur elt. S. Mante in de waarnemerscockpit voor hangaar 20.
Fokker C.I 541 with blind flying hood; instructor elt. S. Mante in the observers seat in front of hangar 20.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I met vlieger en rechts ARO ll. waarnemer J. v.d. Ven bij hangaar.
Fokker C.I witrh pilot and, at the right, ARO ll. observer J. v.d. Ven near hangar.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I Lynx 514 met links een burger.
Fokker C.I Lynx 514 with a civilian on the left.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C.I 500. Rechts achter.
Fokker C.I 500.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]

 

In service with RNlAS.

p.m.

Fokker C.I van de Marine Luchtvaartdienst.
Fokker C.I, F-6 of Naval Air Service.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C-I overgangslesvliegtuig vliegopleiding F 6 (1921-1936)
Fokker C-I trainer.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C-I overgangslesvliegtuig vliegopleiding F 14 (1925-1936)
Fokker C-I trainer F 14.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Fokker C-I overgangslesvliegtuig vliegopleiding F 2 (1920-1936) met opgerolde doelzak, die het vliegtuig kon meeslepen, onder het toestel
Fokker C-I trainer F 2 with folded target for target towing under the aircraft.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]

 


Serial overview LVA and RNLNAS.

Serial overview LVA.

Serials
Serials
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
Notes
notes
485   11-05-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
486   28-05-1920 28-06-1929  
487   19-05-1920 08-01-1937  
488   02-06-1920 07-11-1936  
489   28-07-1920 06-11-1935 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
490   07-06-1920 13-04-1935 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
491   03-06-1920 05-03-1936  
492   28-06-1920 24-06-1937 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
493   11-06-1920 15-03-1926  
494   23-06-1920 29-03-1938  
495   21-06-1920 18-11-1936 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
496   11-06-1920 22-08-1936 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
497   03-06-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
498   11-06-1920 02-06-1933  
499   21-07-1920 24-04-1937  
500   15-06-1920 07-07-1936  
501   07-07-1920    
502   10-06-1920 05-03-1936  
503   19-05-1920 19-07-1937 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
504   25-06-1920    
505   21-06-1920 10-09-1936  
506   19-06-1920 15-07-1936  
507   30-06-1920 03-08-1921  
508   03-07-1920 10-07-1930  
508   03-07-1920 10-07-1930  
509   10-06-1920 25-05-1935  
510   11-06-1920 08-03-1926  
511   21-06-1920 14-04-1925  
512   28-07-1920 05-04-1923  
513   25-06-1920    
514   26-07-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
515   03-07-1920 06-07-1937  
516   30-06-1920 07-11-1936 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
517   03-07-1920 23-01-1930  
518   23-07-1920 10-09-1936  
519   28-07-1920 10-09-1927  
520   21-07-1920 29-09-1937  
521   29-07-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
522   20-07-1920 18-04-1921  
523   19-07-1920 19-10-1927  
524   19-07-1920 29-03-1935 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
525   20-07-1920 02-07-1928  
526   22-07-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
527   09-07-1920 28-03-1926  
528   9-07-1920 19-01-1926  
529   13-07-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine;
Also equipped for a while with Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose engine rated 140 hp.
530   19-07-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
531   22-07-1920 05-10-1920  
532   26-07-1920 29-03-1938  
533   26-07-1920 12-09-1934 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
534   20-07-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
535   29-07-1920 17-08-1937 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
536   29-07-1920    
537   20-07-1920 29-03-1938  
538   28-07-1920 29-03-1938 Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
539   30-06-1920 29-03-1938  
540   05-07-1920 18-12-1934  
541   18-06-1920 07-11-1936  
542   04-06-1920 10-09-1936  
543   03-06-1920 10-09-1936  
544   18-06-1920 06-11-1925  
545       LVA built. Modified and equipped with Lynx engine
546       LVA built.
547       LVA built.
548       LVA built.
549       LVA built. Modified and equipped with Lynx engine

 

Serial overview RNlNAS.

Serials
Serials
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
Notes
notes
F-1   1921 1936 Entered service in 1921;
Out of service in 1936
F-2   1920 1936 Entered service in 1920;
Out of service in 1936
F-3   1920 21-09-1922 Entered service in 1920.
Crashed near naval air station De Kooy
F-4   1920 1936 Entered service in 1920;
Out of service in 1936
F-5   1920 1936 Entered service in 1920;
Out of service in 1936
F-6   1921 1936 Entered service in 1921;
Out of service in 1936
F-7   1923 1925 Entered service in 1923.
Written off in 1925
F-8   1923 1936 Entered service in 1923;
Out of service in 1936
F-9   1923 1936 Entered service in 1923;
Out of service in 1936
F-10   1925 1936 Entered service in 1925;
Out of service in 1936
F-11   1925 1927 Entered service in 1925;
Written off in 1927
F-12   1925 1936 Entered service in 1925;
Written off in 1930
F-13   1925 1936 Entered service in 1925;
Out of service in 1936
F-14   1925 1936 Entered service in 1925;
Out of service in 1936
F-15   1925 1936 Entered service in 1925;
Out of service in 1936
F-16   1925 1936 Entered service in 1925;
Out of service in 1936

 


Scale 1/72

Note: Keep in mind that though the similarity of the Fokker C.I and the Fokker D.VII, these two aircraft differ in many ways from each other; e.g. the wing of the C.I was lengthened by enlarging the space between the wing ribs.

  • Merlin
    • Kit XX: released many years ago as a short run kit. It was a rather coarse model, much flash and hardly available nowadays.
  • Omega
    • Kit 72244: a model of the Fokker C.IA with a Lynx engine. Further information about this model is unknown.
    • Kit 72031: a model of the Fokker C.I. Further information about this model is unknown.
  • Ludemann/Classis Plane
    • Kit ZZ: a resin kit. This kit is also available as MBC model with decals for a Dutch Fokker C.I.
  • MBC Models
    • Kit YYY: a partly resin kit.

Modelling add-on

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Decals

Thus far no separate decals for the Fokker C.I have been released.

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Scale 1/48

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Modelling add-on

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Decals

Thus far no separate decals for the Fokker C.I have been released.

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Scheme Colour name WEM Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
Standard #1 Upper surfaces LVA Khaki AC D04 29? / 155? x2? /x251? 70.921? / 70.887?  
Undersides LVA Blue AC D05 115 ? X-214?    

Check www.paint4models.com for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.

 

Fokker CI LVA-1-SMALL
Colour scheme Fokker C.I LVA.
Fokker CI LVA-2-SMALL
Second colour scheme Fokker C.I LVA.
Fokker CI LVA-3-SMALL
Colour scheme Fokker C.I trainer of the LVA.
The left side view shows the blind flying hood.
Fokker CIA 1-SMALL
Colour scheme Fokker C.IA LVA.
Fokker CI MLD-1-SMALL
Colour scheme Fokker C.I RNlNAS.

 


Literature.

Fokker: The creative Years A.R. Weyl Pag. 297 - 302 1965 Uitgave; Putnam, London
Zestig jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in Beeld. Hugo Hooftman Pag. 24 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Nederlandse Militaire Luchtvaart in Beeld. deel 1. Hugo Hooftman Pag. 62 - 73 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Nederlandse Marinevliegtuigen Thijs Postma & Nico Geldhof Pag. 12 1978 Uitgever: Omniboek, 's Gravenhage
Fokker, Bouwer aan de wereldluchtvaart Thijs Postma Pag. 42 - 44; 80 1979 Uitgever: Unieboek b.v., Houten
AVIA: 41e jaargang nummer 3: Vliegtuigvleugels op hooizolder Bart van der Klaauw Pag. 89 - 1982 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Van Luchtvaartafdeling tot Koninklijke Luchtmacht: 75 jaar Militaire Luchtvaart in Nederland Koos van de Berg Pag. 14 1987 Uitgever: Rebo Produkties, Sassenheim
KLu Vliegtuigen; De vliegtuigen van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht vanaf 1913 Wim Schoenmaker & Thijs Postma Pag. 29; 34 1987 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht (derde herzien druk) Willem Helfferich Pag. 10 1994 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Camouflage en Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)
85 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee Pag. 34 - 35 2002 Uitgever: Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg

 

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