Danish armed forces in WWII

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Re: Fairey P. 4/34 in danish service

Post by HolgerDanske » 15 Oct 2004 17:12

Benjamin Nielsen wrote:Where is there some info about the Fairey p. 4/34 in the Naval Air Service?

Accoding to "Dansk Marineflyvning 1911-1998" none of the Faireys were completed on April 9. 1940.


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Benjamin,

This is also correct since they were all in the assembly line designated as L.M.I. construction no. 231-242, and hence not completed.

See http://www.milfly.dk/pdf/navyac.pdf p.22 (in English) where you will also find information on the following projects under implementation in 1940 for the Navy:

Heinkel He 114 (4)
Macchi C.200 (12)
Indenigeous Fighter Project

The parallel article on the Army Air Force is http://www.milfly.dk/pdf/navyac.pdf

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HD

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Thanks

Post by Benjamin Nielsen » 15 Oct 2004 18:20

Thanks for the info.

I have never heard of any danish interest in the He114. What would their assignment be in the RDN?


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Re: Thanks

Post by HolgerDanske » 16 Oct 2004 12:45

Benjamin Nielsen wrote:Thanks for the info.

I have never heard of any danish interest in the He114. What would their assignment be in the RDN?


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As described in the above mentioned source the Danish Navy had decided that recon role did not have to be carried out by hydroplanes and subsequently they had ordered the 12 Fairey as recon/light bombers. Perhaps, the need for at least some recon airplanes for seaborne operations had prompted the order for 4 Heinkel he 114.

This is especially the case for operations in Greenland, which the aircraft that the Fairey and the He 114 should replace, the Heinkel He 8, had been used for time to time. See pictures here of the He 8 on Greeland (and other places):

http://home13.inet.tele.dk/ESK721/hm_2_heinkel_1.htm


This is a guestimate and not based on any sources.

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HD

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Re: Danish armed forces in WWII

Post by SVaaka » 18 Mar 2014 14:44

I wonder where comes info that Fokker would have been delivered G1-fighters assembled or not to Danmark? Never have heard from such contract...

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Re: Danish armed forces in WWII

Post by SVaaka » 02 Apr 2014 15:38

Stiil about Fokker G1 to Danmark. I think this is just dreams. Cause so long as I've been reading about military/aviation history, sole user of Fokker G1 were the dutch. I do not recall reading that danish airforces would have considered ordering G1. In case this delivery is real, it would be documented somehow and certainly 12 planes, unused such would not have disappeard like dust in the wind. There would be some pictorical evidence. As I have many times said, if something exists it does not disappear without leaving a trace. So theese Fokker G1 in Danmark is only wish I would have happened case. Or?

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Re: Danish armed forces in WWII

Post by Orla » 04 Oct 2020 12:08

Hi, just stumpled over this thread and decided to give my information on the subjects.

The Marinens Flyvervæsen (Naval Airforce) actually ordered two Heinkel HE114 on a contract signed on April 1st. 1940. Before that, Marinens Flyvervæsen had send a Madsen 8mm. machinegun with needed accessories to Heinkel for design of fitting it in the forward upper fuselage.

Nothing came of the deal as it was cancelled on April 14th. 1940, due to the outbreak of the war in Denmark. (Or as it was mentioned from germany, protection of Denmark from the allied forces.

Regarding the Fokker G.1:

Yes, Hærens Flyvertropper (Army Airforce) did order a license to build 12 Fokker G.1 from Fokker. Together with the order, a group of Danish workers were at the Fokker Facility to oversee and learn how to build the plane. All drawings were send to Denmark and on the danish drawing office about 4.000 drawings were converted to danish standard.

One of the big decisions were which engine to use as the Bristol Mercury could be in short supply as the british would need all produced engines for their own defence. There weve plans for Fiat engines and even the BMW 801 engine were considered. In the end no actual building of a danish Fokker G.1 were started on april 9th. 1940.

In the situation document that Hauptman Falck received prior to the attack on Værløse airfield, it is stated that there might be a single Fokker G.1 on the danish strength list, but that was due to bad intel. on the german side. They did not even mention the 12 hawker Nimrod fighters statioed on Avnø airfield.

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Re: Danforce (Danish Brigade in Sweden) air force

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 03 Nov 2020 02:41

HolgerDanske wrote:
05 Nov 2002 21:03
Andy,

Just forgot that the Danish Brigade in Sweden during the war had a flight (squadron) with 15 SAAB B17C based in Sätenäs in Sweden.

On the night of the 4th May the aircraft were painted in Danish colours, while the danish brigade was landed in Denmark to take up positions and fight remaining Danish nazi-opposition.

The airforce never flew to Denmark and the planes were handed back to the Swedish airforce.

Some information (mostly in Danish) can be found at the Danforce home page http://www.danforce.dk/

HD
Have been interested in the history of this Danish Brigade formed in Sweden, but not turned up anything.

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