BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg) Air Forces Techtree

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BeNeLux Air Forces

Belgium - Netherlands - Luxembourg


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Hello everyone! Welcome to the official BeNeLux Air Forces Techtree suggestion. This BeNeLux Techtree has been made by the Fan-made BeNeLux Techtree Discord server: https://discord.gg/PEW9bFp


Foreword:

What is the BeNeLux?

BeNeLux stands for Belgium - Netherlands - Luxembourg. It is an official politico-economic union and formal international intergovernmental cooperation of three neighboring states in western Europe.

Why combine the countries into one techtree?

From a historical point of view, Belgium and the Netherlands already have military cooperations. For example, there is a BeNeLux Navy Command, both countries purchased each others military products in the past, and with the Air Force, both the Netherlands and Belgian squadrons take turns protecting the BeNeLux Air Space.

From an ingame point of view the Netherlands and Belgium are two countries that both have lots of very interesting vehicles, but are also both a little lacking in some regards when we look at them from an ingame point of view. To give some examples:

Netherlands: Unique Air Force, Little lacking in Army, Very unique Navy.
Belgium: Unique Air Force, lots of unique Army vehicles, lacking in their Navy.

You can quite easily see why a union of the two countries makes sense. Together both countries add to eachother, Belgium adds to the lacking Dutch army, and the Dutch add to the lacking Belgian Navy.

How about Luxembourg?

Well it is true that Luxembourg does not add anything of value to the BeNeLux techtrees (From an ingame point of view Luxembourg only has a TOW armed Humvee and an armed Police helicopter).
But then again they also wouldn’t make sense in a German or French techtree either. In reality Luxembourg does not have a place in War Thunder. But since the BeNeLux is an official union we decided to include Luxembourg just for the sake of giving them a place ingame.
Their Air Force and Army decals can be added alongside Belgian and Dutch onces.


A quick introduction:

Looking ingame right now, we have a very rare opportunity. Aside from a few modified Dutch designs such as the German Kanonenboot K2 (Which is a modified Dutch K-class gunboat), and the Finnish Fokker D.21 (Which has been modified by the Finish by adding 20mm guns under the wings) we actually don’t have a single true Belgian, Dutch or Luxembourg vehicle ingame.

So unlike the latest added nation, Israel (We already had Merkava’s in the US techtree and a Shot in the British techtree), the BeNeLux would add all completely new and unique vehicles to the game.

This suggestion is for the Air Forces Techtree. It brings tons of very unique new aircraft for the lower ranks, while fading a bit in uniqueness in the higher ranks. But I should point out that because of the German invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium the production of indigenous aircraft designs was completely halted from 1940 till 1945. And even after the war this production of indigenous aircraft would never reach the same height again.

So with that out of the way, let’s dive in!




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Belgian Fighter Line

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Rank 1

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Renard Épervier Type 2bis

Description: Belgian 1920’s monoplane prototype fighter.
Suggestion topic: Renard Épervier

Type: Fighter
BR: Reserve

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Length: 7 m
Wingspan: 10.2 m
Height: 2.76 m

Powerplant: SABCA Jupiter VI
Engine horsepower: 480 hp
Max straight line speed: 273 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 300 kg bomb or torpedo


Avions Fairey Fox VIC

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Description: Belgian 1930’s biplane fighter made by Avions Fairey.
Suggestion topic: Fairey Fox VIR

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.3

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Length: 9.09 m
Wingspan: 11.58 m
Height: 3.51 m

Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza 12Ydrs
Engine horsepower: 830 hp
Max straight line speed: 365 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Rear gunner)
4 x 1 25 kg bombs


Avions Fairey Fox VII

Description: Belgian 1930’s heavy fighter biplane.
Suggestion topic: Fairey Fox VII

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.7

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Length: 9.09 m
Wingspan: 11.58 m
Height: 3.51 m

Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza 12Ydrs
Engine horsepower: 830 hp
Max straight line speed: 375 km/h

Armament:
6 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
4 x 1 25 kg bombs


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Renard R.36

Description: Belgian prototype fighter made just before the second world war.
Suggestion topic: Renard R.36 Version 1

Type: Fighter
BR: 3.0

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Length: 8.54 m
Wingspan: 11.64 m
Height: 2.9 m

Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs
Engine horsepower: 910 hp
Max straight line speed: 505 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 autocannon (Forward firing)
4 x 1 7.7 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
8 x 1 10 kg bombs


Hawker Hurricane Mk I (H-34)

Description: Belgian Huricane fitted with 13.2mm machine guns for testing.
Suggestion topic: Hurricane Mk I H-34

Type: Fighter
BR: 3.3

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Length: 9.6 m
Wingspan: 12.2 m
Height: 3.96 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Merlin II
Engine horsepower: 1030 hp
Max straight line speed: 505 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 13.2 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Rank 3

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Renard R.37

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Description: Belgian prototype fighter made just before the second world war.
Suggestion topic: Renard R.37

Type: Fighter
BR: 4.0

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Length: 8.4 m
Wingspan: 11.64 m
Height: 2.9 m

Powerplant: Gnome-Rhône 14N21
Engine horsepower: 1050 hp
Max straight line speed: 527 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 13.2 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
8 x 1 10 kg bombs


Renard R.38

Description: Belgian prototype fighter made just before the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 4.3

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Length: 8.54 m
Wingspan: 11.64 m
Height: 2.9 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Merlin II
Engine horsepower: 1030 hp
Max straight line speed: 545 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 13.2 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
8 x 1 10 kg bombs


Rank 4

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Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVI

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Description: Belgian Spitfire operated after the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 5.0

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Length: 9.12 m
Wingspan: 11.23 m
Height: 3.48 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Merlin 266
Engine horsepower: 1720 hp
Max straight line speed: 605 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk II autocannons (Forward firing)
2 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)


Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk XIV

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Description: Belgian Spitfire operated after the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 5.7

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Length: 9.12 m
Wingspan: 11.23 m
Height: 3.48 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Griffon 65
Engine horsepower: 2035 hp
Max straight line speed: 671 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk II autocannons (Forward firing)
2 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)


Rank 5

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Lockheed T-33A

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Description: Belgian jet trainer used during the 1960’s.

Type: Trainer
BR: 6.3

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Length: 11.51 m
Wingspan: 11.85 m
Height: 3.56 m

Powerplant: Allison J33-A-35
Engine thrust: 24 kN
Max straight line speed: 970 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 12.7 mm M3 machine guns (Forward firing)


Gloster Meteor NF.11

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Description: Belgian night fighter meteor used during the 1950’s.

Type: Night Fighter
BR: 7.3

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Length: 14.8 m
Wingspan: 13.1 m
Height: 3.96 m

Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8
Engine thrust: 16 kN each, 32 kN total
Max straight line speed: 970 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk V autocannons (Forward firing)


Rank 6

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Republic RF-84F

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Description: Belgian RF-84F that would function ingame as a jet fighter.

Type: Reconnaissance Fighter
BR: 7.3

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Length: 13.23 m
Wingspan: 10.25 m
Height: 4.39 m

Powerplant: Wright J65-W3
Engine thrust: 32.1 kN
Max straight line speed: 1119 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 12.7 mm M3 machine guns (Forward firing)


Republic F-84F

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Description: Belgian F-84F.

Type: Fighter-Bomber
BR: 8.3

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Length: 13.23 m
Wingspan: 10.25 m
Height: 4.39 m

Powerplant: Wright J65-W3
Engine thrust: 32.1 kN
Max straight line speed: 1119 km/h

Armament:
6 x 1 12.7 mm M3 machine guns (Forward firing)
Up to 6000 lbs (2700 kg) of rockets and bombs


Rank 7

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Dassault Mirage 5BA

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Description: Belgian version of the Mirage 5.

Type: Fighter
BR: 10.3

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Length: 15.55 m
Wingspan: 8.22 m
Height: 4.5 m

Powerplant: SNECMA Atar 9C
Engine thrust: 60.8 kN
Max straight line speed: 2350 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 30 mm DEFA 552 autocannons (Forward firing)
2 x 1 Matra R.550 Magic air-to-air missiles
Unguided rockets and bombs


Dassault Mirage 5BA (MirSIP)

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Description: Belgian Mirage 5BA upgraded under the Mirage System Improvement Program.

Type: Fighter
BR: 10.7

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Length: 15.55 m
Wingspan: 8.22 m
Height: 4.5 m

Powerplant: SNECMA Atar 9C
Engine thrust: 60.8 kN
Max straight line speed: 2350 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 30 mm DEFA 552 autocannons (Forward firing)
2 x 1 Matra R.550 Magic air-to-air missiles
Unguided rockets and bombs


Rank 8

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Lockheed F-16A (Block 1)

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Description: Early Belgian Block 1 F-16A.

Type: Fighter
BR: 12.0

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Length: 15.06 m
Wingspan: 9.96 m
Height: 4.9 m

Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200
Engine thrust: 106 kN
Max straight line speed: 2178 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan rotary cannon (Forward firing)
Hardpoints for air-to-air missiles, guided bombs, unguided rockets and unguided bombs.


Lockheed F-16A (Block 15 OCU)

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Description: Belgian Block 15 F-16A updated to the Operational Capability Upgrade standard.

Type: Fighter
BR: 12.0

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Length: 11.51 m
Wingspan: 11.85 m
Height: 3.56 m

Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200
Engine thrust: 106 kN
Max straight line speed: 2178 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan rotary cannon (Forward firing)
Hardpoints for air-to-air missiles, guided bombs, unguided rockets and unguided bombs.


Dutch Fighter Line

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Fokker D.17 (Rolls Royce Kestrel II)

Description: Dutch biplane fighter aircraft from the 1930’s.

Type: Fighter
BR: Reserve

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Length: 7.2 m
Wingspan: 9.6 m
Height: 3 m

Powerplant: Rolls Royce Kestrel II
Engine horsepower: 580 hp
Max straight line speed: 350 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Fokker D.21 Prototype

Description: Dutch Fokker D.21 Prototype flown in 1936.

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.3

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Length: 8.2 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Height: 2.95 m

Powerplant: Bristol Mercury VI-S
Engine horsepower: 605 hp
Max straight line speed: 400 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Fokker D.21

Description: Dutch Fokker D.21 fighter used during the in 1940’s.

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.7

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Length: 8.2 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Height: 2.95 m

Powerplant: Bristol Mercury VIII
Engine horsepower: 825 hp
Max straight line speed: 450 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Rank 2

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Koolhoven F.K. 58

Description: Dutch Koolhoven aircraft made just before the second world war. The photo above is the second prototype flown under the civil registration name PH-AVA. But according to sources a single F.K. 58 was made for the Dutch airforce with a Bristol Mercury engine. This Bristol Mercury one is the one suggested for this techtree.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.3

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Length: 8.7 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Height: unknown

Powerplant: Bristol Mercury VIII
Engine horsepower: 825 hp
Max straight line speed: 480 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Curtiss-Wright CW-21B

Description: Dutch CW-21B used in the Netherlands East Indies. The B model has inward retracting main landing gear, that eliminated the need for the undercarriage fairings.

Type: Interceptor
BR: 2.7

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Length: 8.3 m
Wingspan: 10.67 m
Height: 3.56 m

Powerplant: Wright R-1820-G5
Engine horsepower: 850 hp
Max straight line speed: 505 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 7.62 mm Colt machine guns (Forward firing)


Rank 3

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Fokker D.23 Prototype

Description: Dutch twin boom & twin push/pull engine fighter prototype made just before the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 3.3

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Length: 10.2 m
Wingspan: 11.50 m
Height: 3.8 m

Powerplant: 2 x Walter Sagitta I-SR
Engine horsepower: 540 hp each, 1080 hp total
Max straight line speed: 520 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 13.2 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
2 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Rank 4

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North American P-51K

Description: Dutch P-51 Mustang used after the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 5.0

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Length: 9.83 m
Wingspan: 11.28 m
Height: 4 m

Powerplant: Packard V-1650-7
Engine horsepower: 1490 hp
Max straight line speed: 710 km/h

Armament:
6 x 1 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IXc

Description: Dutch Spitfire used after the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 5.7

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Length: 9.12 m
Wingspan: 11.23 m
Height: 3.48 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Merlin 66
Engine horsepower: 1500 hp
Max straight line speed: 610 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk II autocannons (Forward firing)
2 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)


Rank 5

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Fokker S.14.1 (L-1)

Description: Dutch home made jet trainer. This one with the registration number L-1 was the first production model made and had fittings for weaponry.
Suggestion topic: Fokker S.14.1 «L-1» Machtrainer, the only Dutch build jet aircraft that could work ingame!

Type: Trainer
BR: 6.3

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Length: 13.3 m
Wingspan: 12 m
Height: 4.7 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Derwent 8
Engine thrust: 15.35 kN
Max straight line speed: 730 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 20 mm Hispano 804 (Forward firing)
(150 rounds each)

4 hardpoints:
Inner wing hardpoints:

  • 2 x 3" RP-3 unguided rocket

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • 2 x 3" RP-3 unguided rocket

Gloster Meteor F.8

Description: Dutch Gloster Meteor F.8 used after the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 8.0

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Length: 13.26 m
Wingspan: 11.3 m
Height: 3.96 m

Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8
Engine thrust: 15.35 kN each, 30.70 kN total
Max straight line speed: 956 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk V (Forward firing)


Rank 6

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North American F-86K F-40

Description: Dutch F-86K used after the second world war. Given the nickname “Kaasjager” by the Dutch, which translates to “Cheese hunter”.

Type: Fighter
BR: 9.0

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Length: 12.5 m
Wingspan: 11.91 m
Height: 4.57 m

Powerplant: General Electric J47-GE-33
Engine thrust: 26.3 kN
Max straight line speed: 1150 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm M24A1 revolver cannon (Forward firing)

4 hardpoints:
Inner wing hardpoints:

  • AIM-9B Air-to-Air missiles

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • External fuel tank

Hawker Hunter F.4

Description: Dutch Hunter F.4 used after the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 9.3

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Length: 13.98 m
Wingspan: 10.26 m
Height: 4 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Avon 102
Engine thrust: 45.13 kN
Max straight line speed: 1155 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 30 mm ADEN revolver cannon (Forward firing)

2 hardpoints:
Inner wing hardpoints:

  • External fuel tank

Hawker Hunter F.6

Description: Dutch Hunter F.6 used after the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 9.7

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Length: 13.98 m
Wingspan: 10.26 m
Height: 4 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Avon 203
Engine thrust: 45.13 kN
Max straight line speed: 1160 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 30 mm ADEN revolver cannon (Forward firing)

4 hardpoints:
Inner wing hardpoints:

  • External fuel tank

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • AIM-9B Air-to-Air missile
  • External fuel tank

Rank 7

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Canadair NF-5A

Description: Dutch Canadair built F-5 freedom fighter.

Type: Fighter
BR: 10.3

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Length: 14.36 m
Wingspan: 7.7 m
Height: 4 m

Powerplant: 2 x General Electric J85-CAN-15
Engine thrust: 19 kN each, 38 kN total
Max straight line speed: 1270 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 20 mm M39A2 revolver cannons (Forward firing)

7 hardpoints:
Fuselage hardpoint:

  • External fuel tanks

Inner wing hardpoints:

  • External fuel tanks

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • Bombs

Wing tip hardpoints:

  • AIM-9B or J Air-to-Air missile
  • External fuel tanks

Lockheed F-104G

Description: Dutch F-104G.

Type: Fighter
BR: 10.3

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Length: 16.66 m
Wingspan: 6.7 m
Height: 4.12 m

Powerplant: General Electric J79-GE-11A
Engine thrust: 69 kN
Max straight line speed: 2447 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan rotary cannon (Forward firing)

5 hardpoints:
Fuselage hardpoint:

  • 2 x AIM-9D, J Air-to-Air missile

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • LAU-32/A rocket pod
  • 1000 lbs bomb
  • External fuel tanks

Wing tip hardpoints:

  • External fuel tanks

Rank 8

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Lockheed F-16B (Block 5)

Description: Early Dutch twin seat Block 5 F-16B.

Type: Fighter
BR: 12.0

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Length: 15.06 m
Wingspan: 9.96 m
Height: 4.9 m

Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200
Engine thrust: 106 kN
Max straight line speed: 2178 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan rotary cannon (Forward firing)

9 hardpoints:
Fuselage hardpoint:

  • External fuel tanks

Inner wing hardpoints:

  • External fuel tanks

Mid wing hardpoints:

  • Mk.82 500 lbs Snake-Eye

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • AIM-9L, N or M Air-to-Air missile

Wing tip hardpoints:

  • AIM-9L, N or M Air-to-Air missile

Lockheed F-16AM (M-tape 1)

Description: Early Dutch F-16AM capable of firing more advanced weaponry.

Type: Fighter
BR: 12.0

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Length: 11.51 m
Wingspan: 11.85 m
Height: 3.56 m

Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220
Engine thrust: 105.7 kN
Max straight line speed: 2178 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan rotary cannon (Forward firing)

11 hardpoints:
Fuselage hardpoint:

  • AN/ALQ-131 ECM pod

Outer fuselage hardpoints:

  • RecceLite pod (Recon pod)

Inner wing hardpoints:

  • Mk.82 500 lbs Snake-Eye
  • External fuel tanks

Mid wing hardpoints:

  • AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile
  • GBU-10 Paveway II guided bomb
  • GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • AIM-9L or M Air-to-Air missile
  • AIM120B AMRAAM Air-to-Air missile

Wing tip hardpoints:

  • AIM-9L or M Air-to-Air missile
  • AIM120B AMRAAM Air-to-Air missile

Naval Line

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Fokker T.4a

Description: Dutch hydroplane torpedo bomber used during the 1930’s.

Type: Hydroplane Torpedo Bomber
BR: 1.3

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Length: 17.6 m
Wingspan: 25.8 m
Height: 6 m

Powerplant: 2 x Wright Cyclone SR-1820
Engine horsepower: 760 hp each, 1520 hp total
Max straight line speed: 259 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Nose gunner)
1 x 2 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Ventral gunner)
Up to 1200 kg of bombs, or one torpedo


Fokker T.8 W/G

Description: Dutch hydroplane torpedo plane used during the 1930’s.

Type: Hydroplane Torpedo Bomber
BR: 1.3

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Length: 15.2 m
Wingspan: 18 m
Height: 5 m

Powerplant: Wright Whirlwind R-975-E3
Engine horsepower: 450 hp each, 900 hp total
Max straight line speed: 285 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Rear gunner)
Up to 600 kg of bombs, or one torpedo


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Martin PBM-5A

Description: Dutch Martin PBM Mariner used after the second world war.

Type: Hydroplane Bomber
BR: 3.3

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Length: 24 m
Wingspan: 35,4 m
Height: 5.33 m

Powerplant: 2 x Wright R2800 Cyclone
Engine horsepower: 2100 hp each, 4200 hp total
Max straight line speed: 350 km/h

Armament:
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Nose gunner)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Tail gunner)
Up to 900 kg of bombs


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Fairey Firefly FR Mk IV

Description: Dutch Firefly used after the war. These have been used on the last Dutch operated aircraft carrier HNLMS Karel Doorman.

Type: Naval Strike Fighter
BR: 3.7

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Length: 11.5 m
Wingspan: 12.55 m
Height: 4.37 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Griffon 74
Engine horsepower: 2250 hp
Max straight line speed: 620 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk V (Forward firing)
Underwing hardpoints for rockets and bombs


North American B-25C-1

Description: Dutch B-25C used after the war.

Type: Torpedo Bomber
BR: 3.7

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Length: 16.49 m
Wingspan: 20.57 m
Height: 4.43 m

Powerplant: Wright R-2600-13
Engine horsepower: 1500 hp each, 3000 hp total
Max straight line speed: 442 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine gun (Forward firing)
1 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine gun (Nose gunner)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine gun (Dorsal gunner)
Up to 1360 kg of bombs, or torpedoes carried externally


Rank 4

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Hawker Sea Fury FB 51

Description: Dutch Sea Fury variant specifically made for the Dutch. These have been used on the last Dutch operated aircraft carrier HNLMS Karel Doorman.

Type: Naval Fighter Bomber
BR: 5.3

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Length: 10.56 m
Wingspan: 11.69 m
Height: 4.84 m

Powerplant: Bristol Centaurus XVIII
Engine horsepower: 2480 hp
Max straight line speed: 740 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk V autocannons (Forward firing)
Up to 900 kg of bombs or rockets


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Hawker Sea Hawk Mk 50

Description: Dutch Sea Fury variant specifically made for the Dutch. These have been used on the last Dutch operated aircraft carrier HNLMS Karel Doorman.

Type: Naval Fighter
BR: 8.0

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Length: 12.14 m
Wingspan: 11.9 m
Height: 2.64 m

Powerplant: Rolls Royce Nene 103
Engine thrust: 23 kN
Max straight line speed: 933 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk V autocannons (Forward firing)

4 hardpoints:
Inner wing hardpoints:

  • AIM-9B Air-to-Air missile
  • 500 lbs bombs

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • RP-3 unguided rockets

Attacker Line

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Koolhoven F.K. 52

Description: Dutch biplane fighter aircraft from the 1940’s.

Type: Fighter Bomber
BR: Reserve

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Length: 8.35 m
Wingspan: 9.8 m
Height: 3.3 m

Powerplant: Bristol Mercury VIII
Engine horsepower: 830 hp
Max straight line speed: 380 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Rear gunner)
Up to 150 kg of bombs


Fokker C.10

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Description: Dutch biplane attacker aircraft from the 1930’s.

Type: Fighter Bomber
BR: 1.3

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Length: 9.2 m
Wingspan: 12 m
Height: 3.3 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Kestrel V
Engine horsepower: 650 hp
Max straight line speed: 325 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.7 mm M.20 Lewis machine gun (Rear gunner)
Up to 400 kg of bombs


Fokker C.10 (Hispano)

Description: Dutch biplane attacker aircraft from the 1930’s. This one was fitted with a Hispano-Suiza 12 Ycrs, and a 20mm autocannon. The aircraft was shown to the Dutch airforce but not ordered, it ended up going to Spain who also purchased a licence for the aircraft so they could produce more.

Type: Fighter Bomber
BR: 1.7

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Length: 9.2 m
Wingspan: 12 m
Height: 3.3 m

Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza 12 Ycrs
Engine horsepower: 860 hp
Max straight line speed: 360 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.7 mm M.20 Lewis machine gun (Rear gunner)
Up to 400 kg of bombs


Renard R.32

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Description: Belgian monoplane reconnaissance/ground support aircraft from the 1930’s.
Suggestion topic: Renard R.32

Type: Fighter Bomber
BR: 1.7

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Length: 9.2 m
Wingspan: 14.4 m
Height: 2.92 m

Powerplant: Gnome-Rhône 14N01
Engine horsepower: 1050 hp
Max straight line speed: 385 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 2 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Rear gunner)
Up to 800kg of bombs


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SABCA S.47

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Description: A Belgian/Italian joint project for a Fighter-Bomber reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft made in Belgian was made by SABCA. And the one in Italy by Caproni, known as the Ca.335 Maestrale.

Type: Fighter Bomber
BR: 2.3

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Length: 10.6 m
Wingspan: 13.2 m
Height: 3.2

Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza HS 12Ycrs
Engine horsepower: 860 hp
Max straight line speed: 501 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Hispano HS.404 autocannon (Forward firing)
2 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Rear gunner)
2 x 50 kg bombs in internal bomb bay, and 10 x 10 kg bombs carried under the wings


Fokker G.1 (Wasp)

Description: Dutch Twin boom, twin engine heavy fighter made before the second world war. This one being the slightly smaller version with Twin Wasp engines.

Type: Heavy Fighter
BR: 3.0

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Length: 10.38 m
Wingspan: 16.5 m
Height: 3.8 m

Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp JR SB4G-14
Engine horsepower: 825 hp each, 1650 hp total
Max straight line speed: 450 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.7 mm M.20 Lewis machine gun (Rear gunner)
Up to 300 kg of bombs


Fokker G.1 (Mercury)

Description: Dutch Twin boom, twin engine heavy fighter made before the second world war. This one being the larger version made for the Dutch Airforce.

Type: Heavy Fighter
BR: 3.0

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Length: 10.87 m
Wingspan: 17.16 m
Height: 3.8 m

Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Mercury VIII
Engine horsepower: 830 hp each, 1660 hp total
Max straight line speed: 475 km/h

Armament:
8 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.7 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Rear gunner)
Up to 400 kg of bombs


Rank 3

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De Havilland Mosquito NF XXX

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Description: Belgian Night Fighter Mosquito used after the war.

Type: Night Fighter
BR: 3.3

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Length: 13.56 m
Wingspan: 16.51 m
Height: 5.31 m

Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 76
Engine horsepower: 1710 hp each, 3420 hp total
Max straight line speed: 668 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk II autocannons (Forward firing)


North American B-25K

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Description: Dutch B-25 that was upgraded to the Solid gun nose B-25J standard. They were given the designation B-25K by the AirForce.

Type: Frontline Bomber
BR: 4.3

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Length: 16.49 m
Wingspan: 20.57 m
Height: 4.43 m

Powerplant: 2 x Wright Cyclone R-2600-29
Engine horsepower: 1700 hp each, 3400 hp total
Max straight line speed: 442 km/h

Armament:
12 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Tail gunner)
Up to 1360 kg of bombs


Rank 4

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Lockheed P2V-5

Description: Dutch P2 Neptune with the Magnetic anomaly detector in place of the original tail gunner.

Type: Maritime patrol
BR: 5.7

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Length: 24.87 m
Wingspan: 31.65 m
Height: 8.94 m

Powerplant: 2 x Wright R-3350-30W
Engine horsepower: 3750 hp each, 7500 hp total
Max straight line speed: 548 km/h

Armament:
1 x 2 20 mm M24A1 autocannons (Nose gunner)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Dorsal gunner)
Up to 3600 kg of ordnance


Rank 5

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Lockheed P2V-7B

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Description: Dutch P2 Neptune variant with the solid strafer nose armed with 20 mm autocannons.

Type: Maritime patrol
BR: 6.3

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Length: 27.94 m
Wingspan: 30.89 m
Height: 8.94 m

Propellor powerplant: 2 x Wright R-3350-32WA2-18
Engine horsepower: 3750 hp each, 7500 hp total
Jet powerplant: 2 x Westinghouse J34-WE-34
Engine thrust: 15 kN each, 30 kN total
Max straight line speed: 635 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm M24A1 autocannons (Forward firing)
Up to 3500 kg of ordnance


Aviolanda SP-2H

Description: Dutch P2 Neptune upgraded by Aviolanda to the SP-2H standard.

Type: Maritime patrol
BR: 6.3

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Length: 27.94 m
Wingspan: 31.67 m
Height: 8.94 m

Propellor powerplant: 2 x Wright R-3350-32WA2-18
Engine horsepower: 3750 hp each, 7500 hp total
Jet powerplant: 2 x Westinghouse J34-WE-34
Engine thrust: 15 kN each, 30 kN total
Max straight line speed: 630 km/h

Armament:
Up to 3600 kg of ordnance, those including unguided rockets, bombs, torpedoes, mines, depth charges and AS12 guided rockets


Rank 6

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Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet 1B

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Description: Belgian Alpha Jet used from the 1980’s till the 2000’s.

Type: Light Attacker
BR: 7.7

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Length: 13.23 m
Wingspan: 9.11 m
Height: 4.19 m

Powerplant: 2 x SNECMA Turbomeca Larzac 04-C5
Engine thrust: 13.24 kN each, 26.48 kN total
Max straight line speed: 1000 km/h

Armament:
5 hardpoints:
Fuselage hardpoint:

  • 30 mm DEFA gun pod

Inner wing hardpoints:

  • 750 lbs BLU-1CB napalm bomb
  • 600 lbs BL755 cluster bomb
  • 500 lbs Mk 82 Snake Eye bomb
  • 250 kg bomb

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • 500 lbs Mk 82 Snakeye
  • 250 kg bomb
  • External fuel tanks

Rank 7

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Canadair NF-5A (K-3001)

Description: A Dutch test aircraft used to trial various different weaponry. The nose mounted cannons were replaced with testing equipment.

Type: Fighter Bomber
BR: 10.0

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Length: 14.36 m
Wingspan: 7.7 m
Height: 4 m

Powerplant: 2 x General Electric J85-CAN-15
Engine thrust: 19 kN each, 38 kN total
Max straight line speed: 1270 km/h

Armament:
7 hardpoints:
Fuselage hardpoint:

  • 2 x AIM-9J Air-to-Air missiles
  • External fuel tanks

Inner wing hardpoints:

  • External fuel tanks

Outer wing hardpoints:

  • 750 lbs BLU-1CB napalm bomb
  • 500 lbs Mk 82 bomb
  • GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb

Wing tip hardpoints:

  • External fuel tanks

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Stampe Vertongen SV-10

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Description: Belgian aerial cruiser prototype made in 1935.

Type: Aerial Cruiser
BR: 1.0

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Length: 11 m
Wingspan: 18 m
Height: unknown

Powerplant: 2 x Gnome-Rhône 14Kdrs
Engine horsepower: 780 hp each, 1560 hp total
Max straight line speed: 350 km/h

Armament:
1 x 2 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Nose gunner)
1 x 2 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine gun (Ventral gunner)
Up to 600 kg of bombs


LACAB GR.8

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Description: Belgian aerial cruiser prototype made in 1935.
Suggestion topic: LACAB GR.8 - An ugly "bomber/reconnaissance/escort fighter"

Type: Aerial Cruiser
BR: 1.3

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Length: 13.45 m
Wingspan: 18 m
Height: 4.5 m

Powerplant: 2 x Gnome-Rhône 14Kdrs
Engine horsepower: 780 hp each, 1560 hp total
Max straight line speed: 360 km/h

Armament:
1 x 2 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Nose gunner)
1 x 2 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 2 7.62 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Ventral gunner)
Up to 800 kg of bombs


Martin Model 166 WH-3A

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Description: Export version of the Martin B-10 specifically for the Dutch. It has better engines, new nose and wings, different cockpit and new bomb racks.

Type: Medium Bomber
BR: 2.0

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Length: 13.8 m
Wingspan: 21.5 m
Height: 4.7 m

Powerplant: 2 x Wright R-1820-G-105A
Engine horsepower: 1000 hp each, 2000 hp total
Max straight line speed: 388 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 7.62 mm Colt machine gun (Nose gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm Colt machine gun (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm Colt machine gun (Ventral gunner)
Up to 2000kg of bombs


Rank 2

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Fokker T.5

Description: A Dutch Aerial Cruiser made to be able to go on bombing missions, and also be able to intercept enemy bomber formations.
Suggestion topic: Fokker T.5, aerial cruiser turned to bomber

Type: Aerial Cruiser
BR: 2.7

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Length: 16 m
Wingspan: 21 m
Height: 4.2 m

Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Pegasus XXVI
Engine horsepower: 930 hp each, 1860 hp total
Max straight line speed: 417 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Vliegtuigmitraileur M.37 rifle (Nose gunner)
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.20 machine gun (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.20 machine gun (Ventral gunner)
2 x 1 7.92 mm M.20 machine gun (Wasit gunners)
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.20 machine gun (Tail gunner)
Up to 1200kg of bombs

Known bombloads:
With Heber bombs racks (Max 1200 kg)

  • 4 x 300 kg

With old KLM racks (Max 600 kg)

  • 2 x 300 kg
  • 4 x 50 kg and 2 x 100 kg
  • 8 x 50 kg

Rank 3

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Fokker T.9

Description: A Dutch bomber prototype made just before the second world war.

Type: Medium Bomber
BR: 3.7

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Length: 16.5 m
Wingspan: 24.7 m
Height: 5.1 m

Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Hercules II
Engine horsepower: 1375 hp each, 2750 hp total
Max straight line speed: 440 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Vliegtuigmitraileur M.37 rifle (Nose gunner)
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Ventral gunner)
Up to 2000kg of bombs


Rank 4

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Consolidated B-24J GR Mk VI

Description: A Dutch B-24 used after the second world war.

Type: Heavy Bomber
BR: 6.0

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Length: 20.63 m
Wingspan: 33.55 m
Height: 5.5 m

Powerplant: 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65
Engine horsepower: 1200 hp each, 4800 hp total
Max straight line speed: 480 km/h

Armament:
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Nose gunner)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Ventral gunner)
2 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Waist gunners)
1 x 2 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Tail gunner)
Up to 3600kg of bombs


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Fokker D.17 (Lorraine Pétrel)

Description: Dutch biplane fighter aircraft from the 1930’s.

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.0

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Length: 7.2 m
Wingspan: 9.6 m
Height: 3 m

Powerplant: Lorraine Pétrel
Engine horsepower: 600 hp
Max straight line speed: 356 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Van der Stok’s Fokker D.21

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Description: Fokker D.21 flown by Dutch fighter ace Bram van der Stok during the German invasion of the Netherlands.

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.7

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Length: 8.2 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Height: 2.95 m

Powerplant: Bristol Mercury VIII
Engine horsepower: 825 hp
Max straight line speed: 450 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Fairey Féroce

Description: Belgian version of the prototype Fairey Fantôme.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.0

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Length: 8.41 m
Wingspan: 10.52 m
Height: 3.45 m

Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs
Engine horsepower: 925 hp
Max straight line speed: 430 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon autocannon (Forward firing)
2 x 1 7.7 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


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Koolhoven F.K. 58 Prototype

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Description: Dutch Prototype for Koolhoven’s new fighter aircraft. The was given a civil registration name, that being PH-ATO.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.3

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Length: 8.7 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Height: unknown

Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza 14AA
Engine horsepower: 1080 hp
Max straight line speed: 480 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


Fokker G.1 Prototype

Description: Prototype for the Fokker G.1 Twin boom, twin engine heavy fighter made before the second world war.

Type: Heavy Fighter
BR: 2.7

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Length: 10.87 m
Wingspan: 17.16 m
Height: 3.8 m

Powerplant: 2 x Hispano Suiza 14AB-02
Engine horsepower: 650 hp each, 1300 hp total
Max straight line speed: 450 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 23 mm Madsen autocannons (Forward firing)
2 x 1 7.7 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.7 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Rear gunner)


Rank 3

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Renard R.40

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Description: Belgian fighter prototype still under construction by the time the second world war started. It was almost identical to the Renard R.38, except for the R.40’s cockpit being pressurised and ejectable.

Type: Fighter
BR: 4.3

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Length: 8.8 m
Wingspan: 11.64 m
Height: 2.9 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Merlin II
Engine horsepower: 1050 hp
Max straight line speed: 545 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 13.2 mm FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
8 x 1 10 kg bombs


Rank 5

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Avro Canada CF-100 Mk 5

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Description: Belgian CF-100 Canuck used during the late 1950’s, early 1960’s.

Type: Fighter
BR: 7.0

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Length: 16.51 m
Wingspan: 17.42 m
Height: 4.42 m

Powerplant: 2 x Avro Canada Orenda 11
Engine thrust: 32 kN each, 63 kN total
Max straight line speed: 888 km/h

Armament:
2 x 29 70 mm Mighty Mouse fin-folding aerial rockets in wingtip pods.


Gloster Gloster Meteor F.8 ‘I-128’

Description: Dutch Gloster Meteor F.8 that was trialed with an 50mm Oerlikon rocket pack mounted on the belly of the aircraft.

Type: Fighter
BR: 8.0

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Length: 13.26 m
Wingspan: 11.3 m
Height: 3.96 m

Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8
Engine thrust: 15.35 kN each, 30.70 kN total
Max straight line speed: 956 km/h

Armament:
1 x 76 50 mm Oerlikon unguided rockets
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk V (Forward firing)


Rank 6

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Republic F-84F (P-177 ‘Hippie Streak’)

Description: Dutch F-84F painted in a very unique and funny camouflage to commemorate the 15 years of service the F-84F has in the Dutch Air Force before being retired.

Type: Fighter-Bomber
BR: 8.3

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Length: 13.23 m
Wingspan: 10.25 m
Height: 4.39 m

Powerplant: Wright J65-W3
Engine thrust: 32.1 kN
Max straight line speed: 1119 km/h

Armament:
6 x 1 12.7 mm M3 machine guns (Forward firing)
Up to 6000 lbs (2700 kg) of rockets and bombs


Rank 7

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Dassault Mirage 5BR

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Description: Belgian reconnaissance version of the Mirage 5.

Type: Fighter
BR: 10.0

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Length: 15.55 m
Wingspan: 8.22 m
Height: 4.5 m

Powerplant: SNECMA Atar 9C
Engine thrust: 60.8 kN
Max straight line speed: 2350 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 30 mm DEFA 552 autocannons (Forward firing)


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Fokker T.4

Description: Dutch hydroplane torpedo bomber used during the 1930’s.

Type: Hydroplane Torpedo Bomber
BR: 1.3

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Length: 17.6 m
Wingspan: 25.8 m
Height: 6 m

Powerplant: 2 x Lorraine Dietrich W
Engine horsepower: 450 hp each, 900 hp total
Max straight line speed: 220 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Nose gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 1 7.62 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Ventral gunner)
Up to 900 kg of bombs, or one torpedo


Rank 2

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Koolhoven F.K. 55

Description: Dutch Koolhoven Prototype fighter made in 1938. The prototype was unarmed and has a fixed landing gear instead of the planned retracting one. During it’s first and only flight the pilot landed the aircraft immediately after taking of. When he got out of the plane he had a heated discussion with the designer of the aircraft and the project was not continued.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.7

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Length: 9.25 m
Wingspan: 9.6 m
Height: 2.6 m

Powerplant: Lorraine 12R Sterna
Engine horsepower: 1200 hp
Max straight line speed: 510 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Madsen autocannon (Forward firing)
4 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)


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Schelde S.21

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Description: Dutch Prototype multirole fighter still under construstion by the time Germany invaded the Netherlands. The plane was made by a shipbuilding company and would have been an all metal, push engine fighter with weapons capable of attacking ground targets and bomber formations.

Type: Attacker / Interceptor
BR: 4.0

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Length: 8.5 m
Wingspan: 9 m
Height: 3.5 m

Powerplant: Daimler-Benz 601Aa
Engine horsepower: 1260 hp
Max straight line speed: 570 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 20 mm Vliegtuigmitraileur M.37 rifle OR 1 x 1 23 mm Madsen autocannon (Forward firing)
4 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine guns (Backwards firing)
2 x 50 kg bombs carried in the two tail booms.


Rank 5

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Gloster Meteor F.8 ‘Ruiten Vier’

Description: Dutch Gloster Meteor F.8 used by an Dutch aerobatic squadron.

Type: Fighter
BR: 8.0

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Length: 13.26 m
Wingspan: 11.3 m
Height: 3.96 m

Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8
Engine thrust: 15.35 kN each, 30.70 kN total
Max straight line speed: 956 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 20 mm Hispano Mk V (Forward firing)


That is it! The BeNeLux Air Forces Techtree in it’s entire glory!
Well actually that is not entirely true, we’ve made this techtree a little smaller for this suggestion. But some of the planes that have been removed from the tree can still be found in the spoiler at the bottom of this post. So be sure to check that out!

Before we end it for today, please give us your opinion on the techtree in the polls below!

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Unused aircraft

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Belgian Fighter Line

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Fairey Firefly IIM

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Description: Belgian biplane used during the 1930’s and also used against the Germans in the early stages of the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.0

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Length: 7.52 m
Wingspan: 9.6 m
Height: 2.84 m

Powerplant: Rolls-Royce F.XIS
Engine horsepower: 480 hp
Max straight line speed: 282 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 7.7 mm Lewis machine guns (Forward firing)


Fiat CR.42

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Description: Belgian CR.42’s used during the 1930’s and also during the early stages of the second world war.

Type: Fighter
BR: 1.3

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Length: 8.25 m
Wingspan: 9.7 m
Height: 3.58 m

Powerplant: Fiat A.74 R.C.38
Engine horsepower: 841 hp
Max straight line speed: 441 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 12.7 mm Breda SAFAT machine guns (Forward firing)


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Brewster B-339B

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Description: Belgian Export version of the Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.0

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Length: 8 m
Wingspan: 10.67 m
Height: 3.66 m

Powerplant: Wright Cyclone R-1820-G105
Engine horsepower: 1000 hp
Max straight line speed: 500 km/h

Armament:
3 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Forward firing)


Dutch Fighter Line

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Brewster B-339C

Description: Dutch Export version of the Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.0

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Length: 8 m
Wingspan: 10.67 m
Height: 3.66 m

Powerplant: Wright Cyclone R-1820-G105A
Engine horsepower: 1000 hp
Max straight line speed: 517 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)
2 x 1 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Forward firing)
2 x 50 kg bombs, or 6 x 25 kg bombs.


Brewster B-339D

Description: Dutch Export version of the Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo with a more powerfull engine.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.0

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Length: 8 m
Wingspan: 10.67 m
Height: 3.66 m

Powerplant: Wright Cyclone R-1820-40
Engine horsepower: 1100 hp
Max straight line speed: 517 km/h

Armament:
2 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)
2 x 1 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Forward firing)
2 x 50 kg bombs, or 6 x 25 kg bombs.


Brewster B-439

Description: Dutch Export version of the Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo that was purchased but not delivered to the Dutch. 20 were made and shipped to the East Indies during WW2, but due to the end of the conflict none of the B439’s ended up in Dutch service.

Type: Fighter
BR: 2.3

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Length: 8 m
Wingspan: 10.67 m
Height: 3.66 m

Powerplant: Wright Cyclone R-1820-G205A
Engine horsepower: 1200 hp
Max straight line speed: 517 km/h

Armament:
4 x 1 12.7 mm M2 machine guns (Forward firing)
2 x 50 kg bombs, or 6 x 25 kg bombs.


Naval Line

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Dornier Do 24K-1

Description: Dutch Dornier Do 24K used in the Dutch East Indies.

Type: Hydroplane Bomber
BR: 1.7

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Length: 21.95 m
Wingspan: 27 m
Height: 5.75 m

Powerplant: 3 x Wright Cyclone GR-1820-F52
Engine horsepower: 760 hp each, 2280 hp total
Max straight line speed: 310 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Nose gunner)
1 x 1 20 mm Hispano HS.404 autocannon (Dorsal gunner)
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Tail gunner)
Up to 1200kg of bombs.


Bomber Line

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Lockheed Model 212

Description: Dutch armed version of the Lockheed Electra Junior.

Type: Light Bomber
BR: 1.0

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Length: 11.07 m
Wingspan: 15.1 m
Height: 2.97 m

Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior SB
Engine horsepower: 450 hp each, 900 hp total
Max straight line speed: 362 km/h

Armament:
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Forward firing)
1 x 1 7.92 mm M.36 FN-Browning machine gun (Dorsal gunner)
10 x 45 kg (100 lbs) bombs


Some extra sources

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Belgium:
All operated aircraft: https://www.belgian-wings.be/
Some other planes: Aircraft Directory: Belgium

Netherlands:
Fokker Aircraft: https://www.fokker-history.com/
Some other planes: Aircraft Directory: Holland

Luxembourg:
Luxembourg Air Wing: Luxembourg Armed Forces - Wikipedia

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This looks sick honestly

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All shall fear Luxemburg!

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Opa!
+1!

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I don’t think people will be surprised when i say +1!

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A new complete tech tree with unique vehicles! +1

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I’m actually amazed at how comprehensive this tree is. I didn’t read anything about BeNeSam ( Admiral Benelux (ABNL )), then again, that doesn’t really matter for the air forces. (Edit: nvm, it is mentioned !) XD (And Belgium and the Netherlands frequently work together anyway.

Now if only we could get the current roundels for Belgium/The Netherlands in game, a man can dream.

Well done!

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I didn’t really like this idea but why not?

here’s a few more Foxes because why not
the Fox IIIC would be a nice reserve in case the Épervier is too weak, 2 guns and 350 km/h for the late version:

the Fox VIII with a 3-bladed prop, ~375-400 km/h and 4 guns:

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Theres also the option for a RAAF skin or premium, as several Dutch Do 24 were given to the RAAF after the Japanese invaded the Dutch East Indies

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sure, i think we could actually have a few different versions of the Do-24 but if i’m honest i don’t know that much about them haha

I agree with adding more underrepresented nations like these in the form of a joint tree, it would only fix some BRs, for example the Mirage 5BA from Belgium would be fine in BR 10.0 not in 10.3 since it is very similar to the Mirage 5J from France As for the Mirage 5BA Mirsip, it would be fine at 10.3, despite having a Thomson-CSF TMV630 laser rangefinder, I am not sure that in its service in Belgium they have equipped these bombs to use them since they were later sold to Chile under the name of Mirage M-5MA Elkan and in that country Griffin LGB bombs were used in addition to AIM-9P Sidewinder. If you want to know the different improvements of the Mirsip Program in Belgium, I have a suggestion with that information, it could be useful to you. Otherwise, very good tree, +1.

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I’m fine with a Do-24 premium in the UK and/or future Australian/Austro-Canadian TT, however the Do-24 Should be a TT vehicle in the Dutch TT since they are one of the most prolific users of the model with several variants that can be added like the Do-24K, Do-24T-1 & even some of the prototypes.

France and Germany should obviously get the Do-24 as well (maybe Sweden too)

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i personally don’t know what bombs they used, i do know the Belgian Mirages used AIM-9Js and had countermeasures though, but bombs idk :(

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Why don’t you use the illustrations you used in old forums???

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i wasn’t there around the time they made the old suggestion, but i believe it is far more time-consuming

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Personally I think Belgian and Dutch vehicles should be split between Germany and France, wherever they would be most appropriate. There is simply not enough unique vehicles to form an interesting tech tree.

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What @mr_boo already said. They are very time consuming to make.

When I made my first techtree illustrations, I was still in highschool and I had loads of free time. Now that is no longer the case so I had to make the progress of making the techtrees easier for myself.

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oh, I didn’t see this before +1.

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We already have a few atleast ex dutch vehicles in game so definite +1 from me

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