Aircraft Photo of R-1 | Fokker T.VIIIw | Netherlands - Navy |
Registration / Serial:R-1
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker T.VIIIw
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker T.VIIIw
Aircraft Version:Fokker T.VIIIw
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Navy
C/n (msn):5609
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:22 February 1939 to 25 April 1939
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 141335
Photographer's Remark

The Fokker T.VIIIw saw service as a maritime reconaissance aircraft both with the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force during WWII. It was designed as a torpedo bomber and this is the prototype, first flown in February 1939 and fitted here with an air data probe up its nose. During the German invasion of Holland in May 1940, eight aircraft delivered to the Dutch navy escaped to England and they were briefly used by No 320 (Dutch) Sqn at RAF Pembroke Dock, Wales, including R-1 as AV958. Nearly 30 T.VIIIws still in production were completed for the Luftwaffe and saw service in the Mediterranean. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum

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