would you like to see the VL D.XXI-3 be added to the game?  

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  1. 1. would you like to see the VL D.XXI-3 be added to the game?

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    • Yes, as prenium/gift/events vehicles
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    • No
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  2. 2. would you like to see the VL D.XXI-3 be added to the game?

    • Yes
      20
    • Yes, as premium/gift/events vehicles
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    • No
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  3. 3. would you like to see the VL D.XXI Fr-167 be added to the game?

    • yes
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    • Yes, as premium/gift/events vehicles
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    • No
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this suggestion is made in support to the addition of the the Minor Axis-Nation

 

i would like to suggest one of the most used finish plane during the winter war. the Luchtvaartafdeling D.XXI

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the planes was originally produced by the dutch Fokker company who designed the plane but in 1938, the planes was been exported to Finland and locally produced by Luchtvaartafdeling. amounts of around 150 D.XXI, 97 was used by Finland and the majority of them was locally built in Finland with variants that couldn't be found anywhere else. those variants was designed in Finland by Luchtvaartafdeling and make that plane exclusive. those variants produced in Finland can be refereed as VL D.XXI instant of Fokker D.XXI.

 

the first variant produced by Luchtvaartafdeling was the D.XXI-3 which was a nearly identical copy of the Fokker D.XXI-2 used in Netherlands. a very few notable modification was made wich included the armament who was the four 7,92 mm FN-Browning M.36 on the Fokker D.XXI-2 used in Netherlander; those machine-gun was replaced by four 7.7mm vickers machine-gun on the D.XXI-3 used in Finland. in other change, the engine was produced in Poland and imported through Sweden. the Polish engine was Tampella Mercury VII radial engine which is the same engine built under license for the Polish army. the planes wasn't carrying any bomb load. the machine-guns of the was placed in 2 different place. two gun was placed in the upper nose with 500rnds each and two other was placed in the wing with 300rnds each. the total amounts of bullet was 1600 rounds with 1000 rounds near the nose (which is easier to aim). the performance of the plane are decent for a pre-war planes. the D.XXI have a top speed of 460km/h. the climbing rate is about 13.3 m/sec and the plane was decently maneuverable. this plane could found is equivalent in the early P-36 or Hawk 75.

later, the planes was modified in finland. the canopy was modified, the engine was different, the vertical tail was bigger, the engine wasn't allowing any armament in the nose so the two vickers machine gun was moved to the wing with the two other. the overall performance was decreased a bit due to the slightly weaker engine. despite to been a bit less performing, the new variant was the most produced D.XXI planes because it was needed and possible to produced.

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Variants

 

VL D.XXI-3

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the original version of the D.XXI produced by Luchtvaartafdeling which was a nearly identical copy of the version produced by Fokker and used in Netherlands. the D.XXI-3 was armed with 7.7mm machine-gun, two of them was in the upper nose and two other in the wing. those int the wing could be replaced by 20mm cannons with 60 rounds. but this configuration was uncommon in finland as the guns was reducing the agility of the planes and it was hard to find the ammunition for the 20mm. 38 planes was built in Finland.

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 8.2 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.92 m (9 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 16.2 m2 (174 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,594 kg (3,514 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,970 kg (4,343 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Mercury VIII 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 620 kW (830 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 460 km/h (286 mph; 248 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 429 km/h (267 mph; 232 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 700 km/h (435 mph; 378 kn)
  • Range: 930 km (578 mi; 502 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 11,350 m (37,240 ft) service ceiling
  • Time to altitude: 6,000 m (19,685 ft 0 in) in 7 min 30 sec (13m/sec)
  • Power/mass: 0.309 kW/kg (0.188 hp/lb)

Armament

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D.XXI-4

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the most produced variant of the D.XXI by Luchtvaartafdeling was the D.XXI-4. the planes was really different than the other variants of the D.XXI. the armament was all moved to the wing as the engine was changed and unable to have the nose-armament. the vertical tail was having a bigger surface and the canopy was modified to have a better visibility for the pilot. the performance was reduced a bit due to the engine who was a bit weaker. this plane was produced at 50 planes and all used exclusively in Finland.

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 8.2 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.92 m (9 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 16.2 m2 (174 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1.535 kg (3,384 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2.185 kg ( 4,817 lb )
  • Powerplant: 1 × R-1535-SB4C-G Twin Wasp Junior engines, rated at 825 hp (615 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 435 km/h ( 270 mph )
  • Cruise speed: 355 km/h ( 220.5 mph )
  • Never exceed speed: 700 km/h (435 mph; 378 kn)
  • Range: 930 km (578 mi; 502 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,500 m ( 31,990 ft ) service ceiling
  • Time to altitude: 3,000 m ( 9,845 ft ) in 4 min 30 sec (11m/sec)

Armament

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D.XXI FR-167

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The D.XXI-4 serial FR-167 was modified as experimental improvement to the planes. the modification occured in winter war in the hope to improve the performance of the plane by installing the retracting gear. the top speed of the plane now reached 510km/h but wasn't sufficient to really give a second life to the planes. the modification never pass the experimental stage as it was costly to do and the planes was simply obsolete at that moment.

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 8.2 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.92 m (9 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 16.2 m2 (174 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1.535 kg (3,384 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2.185 kg ( 4,817 lb )
  • Powerplant: 1 × R-1535-SB4C-G Twin Wasp Junior engines, rated at 825 hp (615 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 510 km/h
  • Never exceed speed: 700 km/h (435 mph; 378 kn)
  • Range: 930 km (578 mi; 502 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,500 m ( 31,990 ft ) service ceiling
  • Time to altitude: 3,000 m ( 9,845 ft ) in 4 min 30 sec (11m/sec)

Armament

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Source

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/finland-air-force.27997/

https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=612

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=169640&start=15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_D.XXI

http://www.ww2warbirds.net/ww2htmls/fokkdxxi.html#fokkdxxiverstab

Edited by CaID
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Finnish planes.  Much needed.  

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+1 if they add them to the Axis minor tree ( as non premium ). If they add them to any other tree... Well I still give the :good: because we need some Finnis tec in this game too. :lol:

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