The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF; Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces. It was created in 1953; its ancestor, the Luchtvaartafdeling (aviation department) of the Dutch Army was founded in 1913. The aerobatic display team of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is the Solo Display Team.
At least 37 F-35A Lightning II are expected to replace the F-16 fleet, before cost overruns the number was planned to be 85. Two F-35A have been delivered for the testing program and for training pilots and maintenance crew. This first aircraft is stationed at a base in Florida, US. On 19 September 2013 the MOD announced that it will buy 35 additional F-35As between 2014–2023, bringing the total to 37, the maximum number fitting the original budget for F-16 replacement. First aircraft to enter service in 2019, last in 2023. The acquisition of 34 F-35A's has been confirmed by the Ministery of Defence; additional budget is needed to buy the last three planes.
Founded March 27, 1953; 64 years ago
Type Air force
Role Aerial warfare
Role Aerial warfare
Size 8.030 personnel, 175 aircraft and 88 UAV
Part of Dutch Armed Forces
Why does the Air Force need expensive new fighters? Have the people we've been fighting over the years been complaining? JFM. Moo
"Parvus numero, magnus merito"
"Latin: small in numbers, great in deeds"
The Douglas DC-2 is a 14-seat, twin-engined airliner that was produced by the American company Douglas Aircraft Corporation starting in 1934. It competed with the Boeing 247. In 1935, Douglas produced a larger version called the DC-3, which became one of the most successful aircraft in history.
The Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker, "triplane" in German), often known simply as the Fokker Triplane, was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke.
The Fokker D.XXI fighter was designed in 1935 by Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker in response to requirements laid out by the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force (Militaire Luchtvaart van het Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger, ML-KNIL).[
The D.XXI was designed as an inexpensive, rugged
D-21 WW2 Fighter