Skandinavisk Aero Industry KZ IV was designed as an air ambulances for use with Zone Redningskorpset. The plane was designed to transport 2 patients on stretchers, 2 companions and a crew of 2.
The plane was built entirely of wood. There was only two built of the type. OY-Diz flew first 4th May 1944 and OY-DZU 10 januar 1949 th KZ IV was originally fitted with 130 hp Gipsy Major X. It was a conventional, low-wing cantilever monoplane with twin tails, mounted on the ends of the horizontal stabiliser.The second aircraft Power was provided by two de Havilland Gipsy Major, 108 kW (145 hp) engines mounted in nacelles on the wings that also housed the main units of the fixed, tailwheel undercarriage.
OY-DIZ was christened with the name Folke Bernadotte in honour of the Swedish count who had used this very aircraft to make a diplomatic visit to Germany to negotiate for the release of Danish prisoners in German concentration camps near the end of the war. This aircraft is now the flying "flagship" of the Danish Aviation Museum collection, having been restored to its original flying wartime configuration and markings following a career as a utility aircraft in England and a crash in 1979.
Zone-Redningskorpset purchased its first aircraft, an English-built ST-25 Monospar 'Universal', which started operations in March 1939 as Denmark's first ambulance airplane.
During the German occupation (1940-1945) Zone-Redningskorpset was the only company besides the Danish airline which had the right to perform ambulance service and the fleet was expanded with a Danish built KZ-IV.The aircraft were able to land on small islands, and reports on Zone-Redningskorpset pilots, risking their own lives flying in all kinds of weather to save lives, would not end.
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