FK 23 Bantam, Frits Koolhoven, British Aerial Transport Company, 1918

FK 23 Bantam, Frits Koolhoven, British Aerial Transport Company, 1918

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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 gallery 3.2 Frits Koolhoven 1860-1918 Industrialisation in the Netherlands

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