FK 23 Bantam, Frits Koolhoven, 1918

FK 23 Bantam, Frits Koolhoven, 1918

wood (plant material), s 762cm × l 561cm × h 206cm × w 378kg More details

This aircraft was designed as a fighter plane in World War I by the Dutchman Koolhoven, chief designer for an English aircraft factory. The construction and materials were selected for their lightness. The 170 h.p. radial engine could reach a previously unknown speed of 220 kilometres per hour. The Bantam was a big hit at the ELTA (First Aviation Exhibition in Amsterdam) in 1919.

On display in room 3.2 Visit via the Highlights 1900-1950 tour

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