French Koolhoven FK-56 Fighter Plane

  • World War II
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Designed for The French Air Force as a possible primary Fighter, The Dutch Koolhoven was introduced in 1940. Contracted for only (20) production Models, future versions were cancelled due to The Battle of France (1940). Surviving Fighters (less than 10), were deployed to England. Most were lost in battle. None have none to survive. The Koolhoven (which borrowed heavily from The British Spitfire Fighter), was 30-feet long with a wingspan of 40-feet. The Fighter was powered by a single Gnome-Rhone Radial Engine capable of airspeeds of up to 315-mph. It’s operational ceiling was only rated at 10,000 feet. Crewed by a single Pilot, The FK58 was armed with (4) underwing 7.5mm Machine Guns. As a Fighter, no Ordnance packages were envisioned.