Investigated

FOKKER C.X


Latvian officers inspecting the C.X


Fokker CX



Source: The Netherlands

Considered: 1936

Type: Fighter / Dive Bomber

Engine: Rolls Royce Kestrel

Dimensions
Length: 9.27 m
Wing Span: 12 m
Height: 3.20 m
Max Speed: 316 km/hr

Range: 850 km

Maximum Ceiling: 8800 m

Crew: 2




NOTES

  • The C.X was a 1933 design as a replacement for the Fokker C.V in use with the Dutch East Indies Army. Thirteen were sold to the Dutch East Indies Army, but they were soon relegated to trainer and target tug duties when they acquired a number of Martin B-10s. Eventually, either through purchase or production license, the C.X saw service with the Dutch, Finnish, and Repulican Spanish Air Forces.
  • From June 22 to July 6, 1936 three Latvian Fairey Seals completed a goodwill flight around northern Europe. Among the aviators participating were a number of very high-ranking Latvian aviation officers, and their itinerary included a visit to the Fokker facility in the Netherlands to view a demonstration of the Fokker CX (see photo above). In 1937 Latvia purchased a number of Gloster Gladiators, so this Fokker visit may have been part of that contract selection process.
  • Note: The above photo depicts Lt.Col.Indans and other Latvian aviators visiting the Fokker facility in 1936.


Sources
  • Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
  • Photo from K.Lauppe Collection courtesy of F.Gerdessen



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