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Type : Douglas DC 3 Program : FSX, pack with 3 repaints Model : Awesome 4 Some Operator : KLM Download : Repaint only
The PH-ALI Ibis was the first DC-3 in KLM-service on 8th Oktober 1936. In 1939 it flew with big caracters "Holland" on the fuselage to emphasize Holland's neutrality. Beginning 1940 it was painted orange for the same reason. It escaped to Britain in May 1940 and became G-AGBB and flew services for BOAC to Portugal and Westafrica. On 1st of June 1943 it has been shot down by the Germans over the Golf of Biskay
Type : Douglas DC 3 Program : FSX, pack with 5 repaints Model : Awesome 4 Some Operator : KLM Download : Repaint only
The PH-TBI joined the KLM-fleet in Januari 1946. In May 1955 the registration changed in PH-DAA and the aircraft remain in service till October 1968. During that period it had 5 different liveries. In 1965 it went to KLM Aerocarto. On 25th of October 1968 it flew against the Tafelberg(Tablemountain) in Surinam with a MAC-crew. The KLM have had approximately 75 DC-3/C-47's in its fleet.
During and immediately after the Second World War the transportation by air in the Netherlands was provided by No.. 1316 (English Communications) Flight RAF Transport Command. When this section was terminated its airplanes went to the "Netherlands Government Air Transport" (NGAT). At that time it was not allowed to civil airlines to land at airports along the route. Therefore the Dutch Government performed the routes as a government service. In the autumn of 1945, the Dutch Government hired Douglas C-54 aircraft from the former USAF in order to recover KLM-services. The aircraft were flown by KLM crews, formally employed by the State and were therefore air force uniforms. The machines had an airforce NL-registration, which were repaced in 1947 by the civil PH-registration after the transfer of activities to the KLM . The NL-300 came into service in October 1945 and performed the first flight on 10.11.1945 to the Dutch Indies. Later it became the registration PH-TAB. In October 1947 the aircraft was sold to Skyways in GB.
Type : Douglas DC-4 (C-54 Skymaster) Program : FS2004 and FSX Model : Jens B. Kristensen Operator : Netherlands Government Air Transport Download : Repaint only
The PH-TAT is one of the six immediately after WII purchased DC 4-1009's, and was delivered in March 1946. With this plane the Amsterdam-New York service was restored. It also had been a number of years in service with the Caribbean subsidiary of KLM as PJ-TAT.In 1954 it got the registration PH DBT. In June 1958 it was sold to Air France. It had two different liveries. In 1954 it had on the left "The Flying Dutchman" and on the right in Dutch "De Vliegende Hollander" on the fuselage.
Type : Douglas DC-4 -1009 Program : FS2004 and FSX, pack with 2 repaints Model : Jens B. Kristensen Operator : KLM Download : Repaint only
Type : Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation Program : FS2004 and FSX Model : Mike Stone Operator : KLM Download : Complete aircraft
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines had 23 Lockheed Super Constellations in its fleet from 1953 till mid 1962.(9 C's, 4 E's, 6 G's and 3 H's) The latest version L-1049H was a combiplane(mixed freight and passengers) with two freightdoors. The three L-1049H's of the KLM entered service in 1958 and due to the arrival of the DC-8's from 1960 onwards, out of service in 1962. Its R-3350 engines were complicated and difficult to maintain. Partly because of this and the arrival of the first generation jetliners, the second hand L-1049 were nearly unsalable. The PH-LKN was the last L-1049H in the KLM-fleet and out of service in July 1962. Eventually it was sold in Mai 1966 to Flying Tiger Line in the USA.
Type : Lockheed L-188c Electra Program : FS2004 and FSX, pack with 2 repaints Model : Mike Stone Operator : KLM Download : Complet aircraft
The Lockheed L-188c Electra PH-LLG was in KLM-service from February 1960 till January 1969. In the summer of 1968 leased by Martinair Holland. Sold to Universal Airlines USA. After that it was in service with a lot of other airliners mainly as a freigther. Last owner in Europe was Atlantic Airlines in the UK and in service till 2010. In february 2011 it went to Conair in Canada. Today's status ?. A remarkably reliable aircraft with a lifetime of 50 years of service
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Type : Vickers Viscount 803 Program : FS2004 and FSX, with 3 repaints Model : Jens B. Kristensen Operator : KLM Download : Complete aircraft
The Brabazon Committee was established in 1942 with the aim of identifying the needs of the post-war British civilian market. One of the specifications was a design for an aircraft with a pressurized cabin that could carry 24 passengers over 1,750 miles with a speed of 200 miles per hour. The Vickers Viscount was Vickers-Armstrong's proposal. Revolutionary was the choice for the newly developed Rolls Royce Dart turboprop. The Committee was not entirely convinced and actually preferred piston engines. In addition to a prototype for the Viscount, it was decided to order a prototype for the Airspeed Ambassador. The Viscount flew for the first time in 1948. The test flights resulted in the production series 700 and 800. The last mentioned had an extended fuselage of 1.20 mtr. 445 Viscounts were eventually built by only 23 of the Ambassador. In 1956, KLM ordered nine of the series 800 and these were delivered from mid-1957 onwards. The PH-VIA was part of the KLM-fleet until 1966 and then sold to Aer Lingus, together with the other eight.
Type : De Havilland DH89a Dominie Program : FS2004 and FSX, pack with 6 repaints Model : CBFS-team Operator : KLM Download : Only repaint
After the Second World War a large part of the infrastructure of the Netherlands was destroyed and certain parts of the country were inaccessible. The government therefore set up the Government Flight Service and ask the KLM to operate a domestic air network. 4 Dominies were purchased: the PH-RAA (c / n 6890), the PH-RAB (c / n 6891), the PH-RAC (c / n 6893) and the PH-RAD. In May 1946 the PH-RAC (c / n 6893) and PH-RAD (c / n 6895) were added. At the end of 1946, the services were taken over by KLM's own DC-3s and the Dominies were sold to East African Airlines.
KLM 1946
Type : Lockheed L-749 Constellation Program : FS2004 and FSX, pack with 6 repaints Model : Manfred Jahn Operator : KLM Download : Complete aircraft
As early as 1939, KLM bought 4 Excaliburs Model L-044 from Lockheed, together with 4 aircraft of the larger and faster Constellation L-049 from the drawing board for new long- distance lines across the Atlantic to New York. The Excalibur resembled an enlarged 4-engine Model 10 Electra with a capacity for 36 passengers and a cruising speed of 431 km/h. Howard Hughes had acquired a majority stake in the airline TWA. He rejected the Excalibur because he wanted a larger, four-engine, pressurized aircraft that could cruise faster than any other large passenger aircraft and fly at much higher altitudes, beating all competitors. The Excalibur project was canceled to focus on the Constellation. The Second World War threw a spanner in the works. Civilian development was halted to give priority to military production. The first Constellation made its first test flight on January 9, 1943. Due to mainly engine problems, only a few dozen of the military version were used during the war. Immediately after the war the first commercial model was put into service by TWA in November 1945. In mid-1946, KLM received the 4 L-049s that had already been ordered before the war, making it the first European airline to fly this type. In 1947, 2 more were added. KLM bought another 20 of the improved L-749 from 1947 to the end of 1950. Lockheed developed a Speedpack for the Constellation, a external container with a length of about 10 meters and a volume of 11 cubic meters that could be placed under the fuselage to carry a maximum load of 3,700 kg. With Speedpack the cruising speed was only 20 km/h lower while the range was about 4% less.KLM bought 7 Speedpacks. The PH-TAV "Venlo" was one of 6 L-049's which KLM had in its fleet from 1946 to 1950. It was sold to Capitol Airlines in the USA. The PH-TDK "Amsterdam" was one of 20 L-0749s which KLM had in its fleet from 1947 to 1960. In November 1959 it was withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1963.
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