OO-AGH  SABCA-Fokker F.VII-3m                           (c/n  unknown)


                                      The Societe Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation service was founded in 1923 when the
                                      early Belgian air transport company SNETA went out of business.   Its original equipment was made
                                      up, in part, of D.H.9s and Handley Page W.8s.  Until its bankruptcy in 2001, SABENA was, there-
                                      fore, one of the world's oldest airlines.   Initial regular scheduled services flew from Brussels to London,
                                      Bremen, Copenhagen and Strasbourg.  After a single Fokker F.VIIa (OO-AID) had been imported
                                      in 1929 and used as a master, the remainder of the fleet of 28 Fokker F.VIIb-3ms were licence-built
                                      by SABCA (Societes Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aeronautiques).  OO-AGH was delivered in
                                      1932 and served with the airline until May of 1940 when it was commandered by the Luftwaffe when
                                      Haren Airport, Brussels was overrun.     Below is a reproduction of a John Player & Sons cigarette
                                      card  issued in 1938 depicting the follow-on F.VIIb-3m. 

                                        OO-AGI  SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m                                                  (c/n  unknown)