Aircraft Photo of W57 | Van Berkel W-A (replica) | Netherlands - Navy | #75768
Registration / Serial:W57
Aircraft Original Type:Van Berkel W-A
Aircraft Generic Type:Van Berkel W-A
Aircraft Version:Van Berkel W-A (replica)
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Navy
City / Airport:LelystadMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EHLE   IATA: LEY   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:5 January 2017
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 75768
Photo Comment

In April 1918, a Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 made an emergency landing in the neutral territory of the Netherlands, where it was interned and flight tested by the Dutch. In 1919 the Netherlands bought a licence to build the aircraft and 35 W.12s were subsequently manufactured by the Van Berkel company of Rotterdam as the W-A, serving with the Dutch Naval Air Service until 1933. This replica is under construction in the Aviodrome restoration hangar.

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