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Offline TomZ

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Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« on: September 02, 2019, 10:38:51 am »
Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939



It was 1939 and the world was in turmoil. War was declared and flying became an unpredictable business for KLM: routes were closed and reopened, flights were re-routed and airports were shut down.
After guns had opened fire on a number of KLM aircraft, the airline thought it wise to change their exterior: the aircraft were spray-painted orange from nose to tail and the word 'Holland' was painted on the fuselage in large letters.



So there were orange DC-3s flying around but also the five Focke Wulf FW-200s of the KLM were painted orange. The FW-200s were bought by the KLM in 1938 to serve on the route to Netherlands East Indies.



This is a Whif but it is not completely false. The KLM did consider buying the FW-200 in 1938 but that came to nothing.

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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 11:37:47 am »
Great! :wub:
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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 11:45:45 am »
"Civilized" and orange it looks a quite different plane. A well-done build. :thumbsup:
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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 06:15:28 pm »
That looks really good, Tom! :thumbsup:
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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 12:41:46 am »
Great  :thumbsup:

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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 01:12:21 am »
wow - love the orange colour

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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 02:46:48 am »
Very good, bud!
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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 03:35:50 am »
But is it bright enough?

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Very good  :thumbsup:
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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 03:48:43 am »
Even in that colour, she still looks chunky on the ground with that undercart ! Great job tho, and a neat idea !

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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2019, 06:36:42 am »
Terrific job Tom  :thumbsup:
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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 02:01:02 pm »
Marvellous,  civilised  military  stuff is just  as fascinating as militarized  civilian  stuff to me. :thumbsup:
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Re: Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2019, 12:32:40 am »
great work, the orange paint and KLM markings suit her well  :thumbsup:
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