Danish Aircraft manufacturing

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  1. ivanotter

    ivanotter Member

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    Just wonder: how many can remember this one? I remember the pilots were the heroes of Denmark. I think there was a movie about them.

    As these were flying amblances, I think they were painted in the colours of the 2 competing rescue services (Falck and Zonen).

    Anybody knowing more about these?

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    SAI KZ III
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    Role utility aircraft
    Manufacturer SAI

    First flight 1944-09-11
    Primary user Denmark
    Produced 1946-1951
    Number built 64
    The SAI KZ III was a Danish light utility aircraft used by the Danish Air Ambulance Service and Danish Air Force.
    The first flight was on September 11, 1944, when Denmark was still under German occupation (the Germans permitted to build a plane for Danish Air Ambulance Service).
    The plane is upper-wing, of mixed construction, canvas and plywood covered.


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    How come Germany even permitted Denmark to build a/c in 1944???
     
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    ...damn...now I have to dig out my danish KZ-model plane photos... :lol:
     
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    ...For not looking into the old Falck and Zonen rescue services, Maria.

    Totally off on a tangent, but I think I can remember the competition even to the extend where both would respond to an emergency. the one arriving last would even park so close to the back door of the first one, so they could not get the stretcher out. I think it is a true story.

    On the KZ planes: they were rather beautiful planes, and I think, well built. I think all small boys at that time had the ambulance KZ as a model plane (Corgi, etc).

    Ivan
     
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