'Furricane' Flying Workshop
One of the basic trainer and recon types of the clandestine Hungarian Air
Force (1921-1938) was Fokker C.V.D. biplane, manufactured at Sóstó near
Székesfehérvár. In late 1930's the aircraft was already outdated. To save
the production line a new streamlined fuselage was designed in 1938, as Fokker
C.V.D/U. The new fuselage improved the speed of the aircraft by 10%, it
increased however the mass of the machine and made the visibility poor.
Third seat has been put into the observer's place and the lower part of the
fuselage has been adapted for the delivery of long spare parts and materials.
With those modifications the aircraft was used as a 'flying workshop', flying
out from Sóstó base to various field sites. 'Furikázni' verb means in Hungarian
to commute and to deliver things, this became the source of the aircraft
nick(code)name - 'Furricane'. The aircraft received F-102 (i.e. recon) serials.
A. Bonhárdt, G. Sárhidai, L. Winkler: A Magyar Királyi Honvédség
fegyverzete (Arms of the Hungarian Royal Army), Zrinyi Kiadó, Budapest, 1992
Photos (L. Jávor via author):
Fokker C.V.D/U Furricane F.102 ( Pict1,Pict2,Pict3).
It can be concluded that the serials had been painted red. Their pattern is disrupted with (probably) green paint patches. There are no visible camouflage contours which confirms the general opinion that the aircraft was painted overall green. Note the (early) yellow ring still directly behind the cockpit.