- Dec 27, 2005
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From George Cox
This model came from the personal estate of the renown Dutch model-maker, Matthijs Verkuyl, and appears to represent a Fokker jet-fighter proposal. It’s configuration is very similar to the Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak but I think it’s a fighter rather than research aircraft because of the clear bubble cockpit-canopy. There’s some writing on the wing that I can’t read/interpret, other than ‘Fokker’.
The model has 14cm span and 15cm length, which assuming 1:72 scale (the standard for most Verkuyl models) would have given the actual aircraft a span of 10m and a length of 10.8m.
Verkuyl didn’t spend time on ‘what ifs’ so I can only assume it was a Fokker fighter proposal.
I’d be most grateful if anyone could shed any light on it.