Biplane fighter, designed for the Dutch airforce to finally replace the Fokker D.7. of WWI vintage.
In the beginning, the performance of this aircraft was very poor because of the 460 Hp Jaguar engine which stuck sometimes after a short time. Because of this, the D.16 was ordered to operate only near the airfield and long climbs were also not allowed.
The D.16. however looked good and flew well, but its endurance was limited by its oil consumption of 10 liters per hour, to an hour and a half.