The USAF has operated the C-5 since 1969. In that time, the airlifter supported US military operations in all major conflicts including Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan, as well as allied support, such as Israel during the Yom Kippur War and operations in the Gulf War. The Galaxy has also been used to distribute humanitarian aid and disaster relief, and supported the US space program.
First flight 18 December 1947
Primary users Royal Netherlands Air Force
Royal Netherlands Navy
Brazilian Air Force
Israeli Air Force
Number built S-11 375 / S-12 50 / YT-22 1
The Fokker D.VII was a German World War I fighter aircraft designed by Reinhold Platz of the Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. Germany produced around 3,300 D.VII aircraft in the second half of 1918. In service with the Luftstreitkräfte, the D.VII quickly proved itself to be a formidable aircraft. The Armistice ending the war specifically required, as the fourth clause of the “Clauses Relating to the Western Front”, that Germany was required to surrender all D.VIIs to the Allies. Surviving aircraft saw much service with many countries in the years after World War I.
Fokker’s chief designer, Reinhold Platz, had been working on a series of experimental V-series aircraft, starting in 1916. The aircraft were notable for the use of cantilever wings. Hugo Junkers and his aviation firm had originated the idea in 1915 with the first practical all-metal aircraft, the Junkers J 1 monoplane, nicknamed Blechesel (Sheet Metal Donkey or Tin Donkey). The wings were thick, with a rounded leading edge. The shape of the wings’ airfoil gave greater lift, with its relatively “blunt” leading edge (as seen in cross-section) giving it more docile stalling behavior than the thin wings commonly in use.
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Fokker D.VII WW1 Fighter
Production aircraft from Fokker; either from their wartime Schwerin/Görries headquarters, or post-Armistice, in the Netherlands.
Production aircraft from Albatros Flugzeugwerke in Johannisthal, Berlin
Production by Magyar Altalános Gepgyár RT – (MAG) at Mátyásföld, near Budapest
Production aircraft from Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke in Schneidemühl.
The Fokker V 22 powered by a 200 hp (150 kW) Austro-Daimler 200hp 6-cyl.
209 km/h (130 mph, 113 kn)
Cruise speed: 164 km/h (102 mph, 89 kn)
Range: 630 km (390 mi, 340 nmi)
Service ceiling: 3,850 m (12,630 ft)
Time to altitude:
5.6 min to 1,000 m (3,300 ft)
25.4 min to 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Aircraft on display Netherlands S-11 E-22 - on display at Nationaal Militair Museum E-24 - in storage at Nationaal Militair Museum
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