Fokker C.V

In 1924 the Dutch Fokker company presented the C.V, model,  a reconnaissance aircraft capable of carrying out attack missions. This model was a complete success and more than 950 of all variants were built, which were from C.V-A to C.V-E plus C.V-W and C.VI and C.IX conversions. The C.V-D model was adapted to escort fighters and for reconnaissance missions, and the C.V-E variant had a larger wing area, which allowed them to carry out ground attack missions with greater effectiveness. Italy built them under license until 1934, under designation Romeo Ro.1, and used them extensively in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. Despite their years of duty, many Fokker C .V remained in service at the beginning of WWII, and provided valuable services in the first stage of the War with the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Norway Armed Forces. The Germans captured some units after the occupation of Denmark, and the Estonian volunteers used them in night attack operations on the Russian front framed in unit NSGr.11.

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Reconnaissance aircraft

Entered service




Combat weight

D type: 2,000 kg – E type: 2,400 kg

Dimensions (length x wingspan x height)

D type: 9.40 x 12.50 x 3.30 meters
E type: 9.53 x 15.03 x 3.30 meters

Wing area

39.30 m2

Power plant

D type: 1 x Bristol Jupiter air-cooled radial piston engine, 450 hp
E type: 1 x Napier Lion engine, 400 hp or 1 x Armstrong Siddeley Panther II engine, 575 hp or 1 x Bristol Jupiter VI engine, 420 hp


Max. 225km/h – Cruise 180 km/h

Ceiling, (maximum)

6,000 meters


770 km


D type: 2 x 7.2 mm MG + 200 kg bomb load under wings
E type: 1 x 7.9 mm Lewis MG + 200 kg bomb load under wings


Unguided type: 16 kg – 50 kg


955 of all variants, included Italian Romeo Ro.1 model