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Koolhoven F.K.58 Fighter (1940)

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Only twelve complete examples of the Dutch Koolhoven FK-58 fighter were ever completed, some seeing combat in the fateful Battle for France of June 1940.

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Specifications for the
Koolhoven F.K.58

Focus Model: Koolhoven F.K.58
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Manufacturer: Koolhoven - Netherlands
Initial Year of Service: 1940
Production Total: 20

Crew: 1

Length: 28.54 ft (8.7 m)
Width: 36.09 ft (11.00 m)
Height: 9.84ft (3.00 m)
Weight (Empty): 4,255 lb (1,930 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,063 lb (2,750 kg)

Powerplant: 1 x Gnome-Rhone 14N-16 radial piston engine developing 1,030 horsepower.

Maximum Speed: 314 mph (505 kmh; 273 kts)
Maximum Range: 466 miles (750 km)
Service Ceiling: 32,808 ft (10,000 m; 6.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,130 feet-per-minute (344 m/min)

Hardpoints: 0
Armament Suite:
4 x 7.5mm FN-Browning machine guns under wings

F.K.58 (Prototype) - Prototype model; fitted with Hispano-Suiza 14AA radial engine of 1,080 horsepower; 2 examples produced.

FK-58 (Bristol Taurus) - Proposed Dutch production version; to be Fitted with Bristol Taurus engine; never produced.

F.K.58 - Initial Production Model; fitted with Hispano-Suiza 14AA radial engine; 7 examples produced.

F.K.58A - Second Batch Production; fitted with Gnome-Rhone 14N-16 series radial engine of 1,030 horsepower; 11 examples produced.

France; Poland