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This was another of Fredrick Koolhoven's weird contraptions. It was intended to serve as an interceptor of Zeppelins. Each of the two nacelles on the middle wing was supposed to accommodate a machine-gunner. The pilot's cockpit was located behind the middle wing where, as is evident from this photograph, his visibility was severely restricted. The wing bracing looks barely adequate, but the worst feature is the landing gear. Note the two main wheels set very close together beneath the center of the bottom wing, supplemented only by a couple of skids beneath the wing tips. This airplane was almost guaranteed to ground loop!
Jennie Weaver, I am not sure about "Ack Willie" but the FK3 was known as "Little Ack" and the FK8 was known as "Big Ack". I somehow doubt that the FK5 made it down under but who is to say.
|Baron von Helton, 13.04.2012|
Stop emailing me, all you haters, kikes and niggers , fuck off
|Baron von Helton, 31.12.2011|
I cant fucking remember
The machine had been shipped out from England at end of W.W.1 - an Armstrong Whitworth with 160hp Beardmore
|Baron von Helton, 11.10.2008|
Well that's..........different. LOL!
|jennie weaver, 17.02.2008|
was this the first aircraft to land at Boort 3537 Victoria Australia in 1919. The machine had been shipped out from England at end of W.W.1 - an Armstrong Whitworth with 160hp Beardmore Engine known to the RAAF as the 'Ack Willie' ??
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