1/48 Fokker D-XXIII

by RS Models
$42.79 USD $62.92 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.

Description from RS Models website:

The Fokker D.XXIII was designed as a twin-engined single-seat aircraft. To overcome the problems of asymmetric flight it had a tractor engine at the front and a pusher engine at the rear. The D.XXIII was a cantilever monoplane with the twin tail units on booms. The pilot had an enclosed cockpit in between the tractor and pusher engines and it had a retractable tricycle landing gear.

The prototype first flew on 30 May 1939 powered by two Walter Sagitta I-SR air- cooled vee piston engines. The trial flights identified problems with the cooling of the rear engine and general engine performance. It was proposed to use Rolls-Royce or Daimler-Benz engines in the production aircraft. Concerns were also raised about the pilot clearing the rear propeller if he had to bail out and an ejector seat was studied. The programme was abandoned in May 1940 when the German forces invaded the Netherlands.

 

Parts come molded in gray. Includes photo-etched parts and a decal sheet for the Netherlands.

Details

Code: RSM48001
Release Date: Jun 2014
Item Size/Weight: 35.4cm x 20.4cm x 5.5cm / 240g
Manufacturer: RS Models

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