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Old 05-20-2022, 05:13 AM
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Hi Bluenoser, that's a wonderful TV that you are creating here! I bought the model several years ago from Papertrade but never started the build yet. Indeed, there are very small parts and the cockpit is a challenge because you need to do quite a bit of digging on the internet yourself. Pictures of the interior are very scarce and cutaway drawings are your best option.
The tail cone canopy (which is by the way exactly the same as for the Fokker G1) turned out very well.
Even this relatively large bomber consisted of the standard Fokker elements metal-wood-fabric.

Don, the aircraft might have been famous, they were extremely vulnerable without fighter (DXXI or GI) support. None of the aircraft ever built survived the war. Even the ones captured by the Germans. They were used as trainers and had all disappeared from the records already before the war's end.

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Old 05-20-2022, 05:34 AM
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Engine was a fine piece but a bit to large for the nacelle so I had to cut the cylinder heads down a bit. Nacelle looks good but the front cowling was a bit larger than needed so I ended up edge gluing it to the nacelle and trimmed to fit. Better too long than too short. It looks good.
The engine looks great! As does every picture of your build! This is a very interesting subject! Thanks for making this thread.
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:54 AM
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Fokker TV 856, on may 13 1940 flown by:

Res. 2e.Lt. wnr. B. Swagerman
Res. 1e Lt. Vl. W.F. Anceaux
Sgt. Adsp. Res.off. vl. O.W. Douwes Dekker
Sgt. Cap. Boordtel. C.A. Riemsdijk
Sold. Vlm. Luchtschutter J. Wijnstra

Target: The Moerdijk Bridge in Rotterdam (*). The Fokker '856' was escorted by two G-1 fighters. At a low altitude, a course was set for Dordrecht where the formation moved to the attack height rose 1000 meters. The T-V was loaded with two 300 kg mine bombs, aimed at coming from the north, on the end of the bridge and dropped the first bomb, but it came down 50 meters from the bridge. The formation made a sharp turn to the left and came back for a second attack. They were intercepted by German fighters but the
two G-1s managed to keep the Germans at a distance. The 856 dropped the second bomb, this one fell against a bridge pier but did not explode. In the ensuing dogfight, a Fokker G-1 was the first victim to crash at Nieuw-Lekkerland, after which the German Me-109s turn their attention to the '856'. The other G-1 managed to escape and returned to Schiphol.
During the shelling, the 856 caught fire and made a strange roll, after which it hit the 'belly' hit the ground in the pilot whales. An eyewitness previously had a crew member out see the Fokker jump. Four bodies were found at the wreckage of the T-V and later found a fifth near a tunnel under the road.
res. 2nd Lt.wnr. Ben Swagerman posthumously received the Military Order of William

(*) - The Moerdijk bridge is closer to the city of Dordrecht than the city of Rotterdam

The German pilot credited with shooting down the Fokker TV and the Fokker G1 is Ob.Lt. Karl Ebbinghausen of 4/JG 26. A Bf109e flown by Karl Ebbinghausen during the "Attack in the West" and the early stages of the "Battle of Britain" is on permanent display at the Duxford museum (white 4).
At the time this aircraft was captured on British soil (sept 30 1940), the aircraft was flown by Horst Perez. Ebbinghausen, promoted to Stab II/JG was KIA on august 16 1940.
I've found no record about Ebbinghausen flying the "Duxford white 4" on may 13 1940. Some Dutch sources do mention this, but this is probably a case of "wishfull thinking"
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Old 05-21-2022, 07:50 AM
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Love it when the history comes to the forefront of the model
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Engine fits good into cowling now. Nacelle built up nicely but patience is required at the back end. Itís a big curvy end and I was gluing little joiner tabs one at a time until dry before moving onto the next tab. The cowling fits well onto the nacelle and when you cut the cooling vanes and mate the two, the vanes flare out perfectly.
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Old 05-25-2022, 03:36 AM
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Great job on the engines!

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Old 05-25-2022, 06:52 AM
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Nacelles are mounted. Pretty good fit but underwing needed some pressure and clamp time while the glue set.
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Old 05-25-2022, 06:55 AM
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Landing gear is installed. Itís snug and a sturdy fit despite itís appearance.
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Old 05-26-2022, 02:46 AM
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Model is done.
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Old 05-26-2022, 02:48 AM
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Iím happy that I stuck with it, itís a great looking model and aircraft.
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