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Dutch O-16 Submarine, Pacific Crossroads 1:350
The Fokker T.IV was developed to meet the requirements of the Royal Netherlands Navy for a maritime patrol/torpedo bomber aircraft for use in the Dutch East Indies. The original design was for a twin engined float plane with a thick, cantilever, high mounted, monoplane wing and a deep, slab sided fuselage with an open cockpit housing the two man crew. The aircraft was powered by two 450hp Lorraine-Dietrich 12E W-12 engines and made its maiden flight on June 7th 1927. The aircraft was fitted with three machine guns and could carry either a single torpedo or 1,764lb, (800kg) of bombs. A total of twelve were built and delivered to the Dutch Naval Aviation Service in the Dutch East Indies. In 1935 Fokker developed an improved version, the T.IV(a), with 750hp Wright Cyclone radial engines replacing the original units. The other improvements included an enclosed cockpit and enclosed nose and dorsal turrets. A total of twelve were newly built and the original aircraft re-built to T.IV(a) standard. All the new builds were also to be used in the Dutch East Indies. The T.IV(a) proved to be a reliable and seaworthy aircraft and was used for local patrols and air-sea-rescue operations from Java until 1941, when the Japanese attacked the Dutch East Indies. All remaining aircraft bar one were either scuttled or destroyed by Japanese bombing. The last aircraft was damaged in an accident and written off in May 1941
По сложившейся в Нидерландах традиции подводные лодки, предназначенные для службы в метрополии и в колониях, строились по разным проектам (хотя зачастую они были весьма близкими) и имели различную систему нумерации. Субмарины, служившие в Северном море и Атлантике, обозначались литерой "О" (от голланд. "Onderzeeboot" — "подводная лодка") и нумеровались арабскими цифрами; предназначенные для службы в Ост-Индии — литерой "К" ("Koloniaal") и римскими цифрами. Лишь в конце 1930-х гг. различия в обозначении решено было устранить, и, начиная с серии 0-19, все подводные лодки имели сплошную нумерацию.