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Post by lordroel on Nov 27, 2021 12:37:50 GMT
Alternative Netherlands Army Aviation Brigade 1935 to 1940?
After the end of World War I the Netherlands government cut the defence budget and the Army Aviation Group was almost dissolved. As political tensions in Europe increased during the late 1930s the government tried to rebuild the armed forces again in 1938 but there were many problems, not least the shortage of pilot instructors, navigators and pilots to fly the new multiple engine aircraft. Lack of standardisation and resulting maintenance issues added to the complexity of the rebuilding task.OTL World War II and late 1940s
As war loomed, in July 1939 the Army Aviation Group was renamed the Army Aviation Brigade (Luchtvaartbrigade).
In August 1939, the Netherlands government mobilised its armed forces, but due to limited budgets the Army Aviation Brigade operated only 176 combat aircraft of the following types:
16 Fokker T.V type bombers.
36 Fokker D.XXI single-engine fighters.
35 Fokker G.I twin-engine fighters.
7 Fokker D.XVII single engine fighters.
17 Douglas DB-8A-3N light bombers.
20 Fokker C.X light bombers.
33 Fokker C.V reconnaissance aircraft.
20 Koolhoven FK-51 artillery observer aircraft.
So how can we change and make the Netherlands Army Aviation Brigade stronger from 1935 onwards, more Fokker D.XXIs ore even some Koolhoven F.K.52s.Koolhoven F.K.52
Ore a instead of being order in 1939 with a order of 39, maybe have them ordered in 1938.