March 28th, 2015, 10:16
Its not a silly question Manuele. But you should realise we look at this aircraft with our current knowledge. The Fokker T.V was originally built as an an "air-cruiser" after the French idea of a "Multiplace de Combat". It was an aircraft designed to fly long patrols and which should be able to defend an certain area from the air.
Therefore it was carried heavy armament. Somewhere during the design phase it was foreseen to arm it with 2 20mm Oerlikon guns. Although the idea of an "air cruiser"was abandoned, the 20mm gun remained, simply because the aircraft was designed to carry it.
When the Germans invaded the Netherlands the Fokker T-V was used to chase German bombers and not without success as the T-Vs scored at least 4 victories.