"Given the right environment FR" ... What does FR mean?
Why I like the D.XXI?
"The maneuverability of the Dutch fighters stood them in good stead during the five days before the Netherlands capitulated, although eventually they were overwhelmed by sheer weight of numbers (and limited ammunition supplies) and only eight remained airworthy. Their greatest victory came on 10 May, when D.XXIs destroyed 37 out of a formation of 55 Junkers Ju 52/3ms which crossed the Dutch border in the early morning."
And while you experts on the #221 Fokker D.XXI are here, I have reached a roadblock.
What is the label that should go on the propeller? Hamilton or Ratier? I have seen images
of the 221 that's in the museum and it shows Hamilton, but I read somewhere that the
propeller was a Ratier.
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https://kw.jonkerweb.net/index.php?opti ... imitstart=
"2 bladed replaced by a 3 bladed Ratier"
If no one objects, I'm putting on the Hamilton blade. This is why...
Because: The museum piece mentioned below labeled as No. 221
and has photos showing a Hamilton blade ...
"At the present day, there is only one Fokker D-XXI present in the Netherlands,
this aircraft is displayed in the Militaire Luchtvaart Museum (Military Aviation
Museum) at Soesterberg Airbase. It is a former Finnish aircraft, painted in
So probably the Hamilton propeller is either from the Finnish
plane or the restoration used the perhaps more common or
more available Hamilton.