RNoAF Fokker CVE Test/experimental

RNoAF Fokker CVE Test/experimental


TYPE: Two seated scout/light bomber plane
AMOUNT IN NORWEGIAN SERVICE: 1+

ARMAMENT
1x movable turret Colt 0.303 machinegun
400kg bomb-load various configuration

TECHNICAL DATA
Wingspan: 15.3m
Lenght: 9.5m
Eigne:
500Hk Hispano-Suiza
Mercedes (test)
Too speed: 212km/h
Range: 1.100km

SERIAL NUMBERS - times in service and fates

HISTORY
In 1927 the Storting adopted a defense scheme which, among other things, provided the framework for the aircraft deployment in the Norwegian Air Force. The plan included four combat wings with fighters, four scout wings and a bomber wing. Each wing contained 9 aircraft, a total of 81 aircraft in the first line. Difficult economy after the World War meant that many small air forces now looked for multi-role aircraft when there was a need for renewal. Therefore, the Dutch company Fokker launched its CV series biplane in 1924. This became one of the most widespread and popular aircraft in the interwar period and was the standard aircraft in a number of air forces. All the Scandinavian countries adopted it. Originally it was built in three versions where the wingspan of the upper wing was different, but at the same time the wing could be easily changed.

The Fokker CVD and CVE were launched in 1926. The CVE was a long-winged version intended as a scout and light bomber. % aircraft were purchased from Fokker, and these were delivered in 1928. At the same time, a license for in-house production was purchased. during the period 1929-31, a further 15 aircraft of this type were delivered from the Flyvemaskinfabrikken at Kjeller, all with 450 hp Bristol Jupiter engines. The last aircraft was rebuilt with a D-wing in 1934

When the war came in 1940, the planes were woefully obsolete, but both the Bomb Squadron at Sola/Kjeller and the Trøndelag Aviation Division were set up with CVEs. They succeeded in evacuating some of the machines at Kjeller to Steinsfjorden, while others were destroyed when the Germans bombed the place or had to be left behind due to maintenance. At Sola, a CVE reconnoitered the stretch of Jærens Rev, Sola in the gray light on 9 April. Early in the morning, three others took off from Sola with two CVDs as fighter escort to bomb German transport ships, but the mission had to be abandoned due to low cloud cover. The planes landed at Kjevik for refuelling, but this had to be interrupted when German planes bombed the place - The planes evacuated further east towards Steinsfjorden.

In Trøndelag, the planes were moved to various frozen waters before they, together with the Bomber Squadron, ended up at Vangsmjøsa and Lesja. However, these bases were also bombed, and the planes were pulled down to Setnesmoen near Åndalsnes. Several of the planes had now been lost. When the fighting in southern Norway was over, the remaining planes were sent north to Troms, where they arrived on 5 May. Hålogland Aviation Department, which was responsible for this part of the country, was on neutrality duty in Finnmark on 9 April, in addition to aircraft in Seida and Banak. They were immediately ordered to Bardufoss to take part in the Narvik front. The planes were spread out in the area and carried out daily reconnaissance missions. On 13 April, two Fokkers had to chase away a German four-engine aircraft from the BArdufoss area, and the following day it was discovered that 11 German Junkers 52 transport aircraft had landed and were stuck on Hartvikvannet near Narvik. Five planes were loaded with 50 kilo bombs and sent off to attack the transport planes together with a scout plane. Without bombsights, the bombs did not hit their targets, but the Germans were machine-gunned. two days later, however, a primitive bombsight had been made which was mounted in several Fokkers. Some of the Fokkers were lost in the chaos at this time, but without the crews perishing

Constant reconnaissance and photo missions, bombing of German troops and machine gun emplacements consumed both people and material, and the reinforcements from the south from 5 May were therefore welcome. The last attack was carried out on 6 June and the department disbanded the following day. Orders were given for the remaining material to be civilly registered and flown to Finland in the hope of establishing a flying school there. Norway had good relations with the Finns after the Winter War, and two Fokkers and a TIger Moth managed to cross the border. However, nothing came of this flight school, and the planes were detained

The late/test model should have different performance, but quite simlar. i unfortenately cant find the exact differences (yet)

This model is capable of mounting both skies and wheels as presented in the pictures below

It looks like there has been more than one of the planes tested with his eigne, since there are more planes with the same bonnet/hull as the one with the Mercedes/hispani suzia eigne

MOUNTED SKIES

-Here we see the skies wery well presented! (early model)

MOUNTED WHEELS

-Here we see the plane with its standard landing gear, wheels and also the painting and marks (early model)

PICTRUES

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SOURCES

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WarthunderNorway on Instagram: "FOKKER CVE Two-seat remote scout and light bomber ARMAMENT 1x movable turret Colt 0.303 machinegun 400kg bomb-load TECHNICAL DATA Wingspan: 15.3m Lenght: 9.5m Eigne: 450Hk Bristol Jupiter VI A 500Hk Hispano-Suiza (test) Mercedes (test) Too speed: 212km/h Range: 1.100km in 1927 the Storting adopted a defense scheme which, among other things, provided the framework for the aircraft deployment in the Norwegian Air Force. The plan included four combat wings with fighters, four scout wings and a bomber wing. Each wing contained 9 aircraft, a total of 81 aircraft in the first line. Difficult economy after the World War meant that many small air forces now looked for multi-role aircraft when there was a need for renewal. Therefore, the Dutch company Fokker launched its CV series biplane in 1924. This became one of the most widespread and popular aircraft in the interwar period and was the standard aircraft in a number of air forces. All the Scandinavian countries adopted it. Originally it was built in three versions where the wingspan of the upper wing was different, but at the same time the wing could be easily changed. I have much much much more information here, but I don't have space, so I'll post it somewhere else" my insta account
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