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Van Berkel WB
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:07:08 PM »
The Van Berkel W-B was a single engine Dutch long range reconnaissance seaplane built in the early 1920s for work in the Dutch East Indies. Six were operated by the Dutch Naval Aviation Service (MLD) with disappointing results,
The WB floatplanes had flutter and stability problems, though the last two were not decommissioned until 1933.

There are no profiles or line-drawing images from the van Berkel WB. So in making a profile I used photoís from IPMS Nederland and the color schemes from KW Jonkerís website and drawing from the Hansa-brandenburg W29.

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« Last Edit: May 30, 2020, 09:13:41 AM by lauhof »

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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 10:20:25 PM »
Lovely rare subject :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 09:15:56 AM »
Thank you No.1 :) As you know Van Berkel was a meat cuttermachine-factory who started to build airplanes. :-cool

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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 09:34:26 AM »
New info for me, thank you!

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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 07:44:26 PM »
I examined the photos again of the van Berkel WB and I saw that the fuselage had to be straightened. So here is a more accurate example :-red
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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 07:50:14 PM »
All right, you are expert in the field!!!

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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2020, 07:55:41 PM »
Thanks. I always try to be as accurate as possible. Keep on checking. In that field you're a master too :-cool

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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 02:14:48 PM »
Great work!!

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Re: Van Berkel WB
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 02:16:39 PM »
Thank you! :)