Close-up of Fokker-type speedbrakes
Filed under: Netherlands, EHLE, Lelystad, Avro, BAe 146, Lufthansa, RJ85, Aviodrome, speedbrakes, Avro RJ, Air Botswana, D-AVRQ
Fokker was the first civil airliner manufacturer to apply speedbrakes to the rear of the fuselage, a common feature on military jets. The first airliner with the clamshell-type speedbrakes under the vertical tail was the Fokker F28. The design feature was later used by British Aerospace for its BAe 146/Avro RJ and by Fokker for its Fokker 70s and 100s. This image shows the extended speedbrakes of former Lufthansa CityLine Avro RJ85 (BAe 146) c/n 2304 (line number 304) D-AVRQ. The aircraft, with the colours of new operator Air Botswana, was temporarily parked in front of the replica 1928 terminal building of Schiphol Amsterdam airport at the premises of the Aviodrome museum at Lelystad airport in The Netherlands (EHLE) on 13 October 2012. Its new Botswana registration would be A2-ABH.
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