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  Anthony Fokker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anton Herman Gerard 'Anthony' Fokker (April 6, 1890 – December 23, 1939), was born in Kediri (Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia) and became a Dutch aircraft manufacturer.
Fokker died in New York in 1939 of complications of a sinus surgery.
Anthony Fokker was the inventor of the interrupter gear.
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 Fokker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the 1920s, Fokker's biggest success was the F.VIIa/3m trimotor passenger aircraft, which dominated the European market until the arrival of the all-metal American and German aircraft in the mid-1930s.
Fokker was one of the main partners in the F-16 consortium.
The F-27 was followed by the Fokker F-28 "Fellowship", the Fokker F50, the Fokker F70 and the Fokker F100.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fokker   (807 words)

 Fokker Dr 1 Information
Fokker, Anthony Herman Gerald was the manufacturer of the Fokker Dr 1.
He was killed in his Fokker Dr 1 whilst chasing a novice pilot fairly low to the ground by a single shot in the heart by either a Canadian Pilot, Australian machine gunners or by ground troops.
The Fokker Dr 1 was a successful plane because it was small and had 3 wings and a supplementary airfoil on the undercarriage.
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The company was founded on July 21, 1919 by Dutchman Anthony Fokker, one of the world's early aviation pioneers.
The Fokker factories in the Netherlands were completely destroyed during World War II, and a new factory was built near Schiphol, the Dutch national airport, in 1951.
The F27 was followed by the Fokker F28 Fellowship[?], the Fokker F50[?], the Fokker F70[?] and the Fokker F100[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fo/Fokker.html   (366 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Anton Fokker
Anton Fokker's (1890-1939) name is inextricably linked with the series of aircraft he designed and which, employed by the Germans during World War One, came to personify the era of aerial 'dogfights'.
Fokker's company also invented the so-called 'interrupter gear' that made it possible for a machine gun to fire through the aircraft's propeller blades.
Fokker's development of the interrupter gear pre-empted French efforts led by Roland Garros along similar lines (the French however had concentrated upon the development of deflector blades).
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/fokker.htm   (402 words)

 Air Power:Fokker and His Aircraft
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker (1890-1939) designed Germany’s most successful combat airplanes in World War I. Fokker was born in the Netherlands, but upon completing his general education, moved to Germany to pursue a technical education.
Fokker foresaw the Allies’ demand that the Fokker factories be destroyed and fled to the Netherlands at the end of the war, where he reestablished his company with hundreds of smuggled planes and engines.
Fokker is remembered for inventing the most dangerous early warplanes as well as the most reliable passenger airplanes.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/Fokker/AP7.htm   (1384 words)

 Fokker EIII Eindecker German WWI Scout- history about Max Immelman.
Fokker senior's doubts were confounded in the early war years when '33 his son not only repaid every penny with interest, but declined his patrimony; whatever he might need thereafter, it would never again be money from his father.
Anthony Fokker conceived and built his flying machines, sold them where he could, gave flying lessons, flew for a share of the gate before crowds every weekend, borrowed money, and spent it-and unsuccessfully sought orders for his machines from all the armies of Europe.
Fokker, still only twenty-eight, had also built up a cash fortune of some 30,000,000 marks (about $7,000,000), and he was able to smuggle out most of this by converting it to foreign currency and packing it in old suitcases or aboard his yacht.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Fokker-EIII/foke3_info/info.htm   (6692 words)

 Fokker Aircraft
Anthony Fokker was one of early aviation pioneers, with his first aircraft, the Spin, flying in 1910.
Fokker Flugzeug-Werke built fighter aircraft for Germany during World War I, dominating this type of aircraft with the Fokker E.III Eindekker, the Dr.1 Triplane and the D.VII, arguably the best fighter of the war and the only aircraft mentioned in the Treaty of Versailles.
Anthony Fokker developed a profitable American branch of his Dutch firm in 1924 which he sold to General Motors a few months before the stock market crash in 1929.
www.shanaberger.com /fokker.htm   (203 words)

 fokker dvii
Anthony Fokker's talents were greater as a test pilot than as a designer.
Fokker's ego and dominating personality frequently led him to understate Platz's role as the genuine innovator of the designs that bore the Fokker name, and he took undue credit for himself.
The Fokker D.VII was brought to the United States after the war and given to the Smithsonian Institution by the War Department in 1920.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/fokker_dvii.htm   (1438 words)

 Gliding Magazine | Features
Fokker took his biplane and raised the soaring record to 37 minutes.
In Fokker's biplane the two seats were one behind the other in a large fabric covered nacelle.
Fokker also built a single seat biplane glider but he does not seem to have flown it often.
www.glidingmagazine.com /FeatureArticle.asp?id=260   (1167 words)

 Fokker, A living history - Fokker Spin (Spider)
Anthony Fokker decided in 1910 to build an own airplane together with his school fellow Franz von Daum.
Herman Fokker (Anthony's father) was a member of the local 'Orange committee' organising Haarlem's festivities for that day and he thought that it was a nice possibility to put his son in the picture.
The airplane was put on a train to Haarlem and on the 31st of August 1911 Fokker made a couple of demonstration flights for the exciting spectators.
mediatheek.thinkquest.nl /~ll115/cgi-bin/fokker.cgi?page=spin   (601 words)

 Ben's Homepage
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker was born on the sixth of April 1890 in Blitar in Indonesia, the former Dutch Indies.
Anthony's study at high school was not a success and he was not willing to go to the Technical University in Delft.
Fokker shared in the publicity of this flight because this Fokker F.VIIb/3m was a normal civil airplane and not a special airplane which was special designed for record flights.
home.hccnet.nl /b.v.leeuwen/index-uk.html   (1912 words)

 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
FOKKER, ANTHONY [Fokker, Anthony], 1890-1939, Dutch-American aircraft manufacturer, b.
He established aircraft factories in Germany before World War I and became famous as the builder of the Fokker triplanes and biplanes, which were employed by the Germans.
He was for a time president of the Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America.
www.encyclopedia.com /printable.aspx?id=1E1:fokker-a   (105 words)

 The Fokker Scourge by Stan Stokes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker was born in the Dutch East Indies in 1890.
Fokker's father persuaded his son to attend an automobile mechanics school in Germany, but Anthony was disappointed and convinced his father to enroll him in a school near Mainz which offered courses in aircraft construction and flying.
Anthony Fokker's company was the first to introduce a workable machine gun synchronizer which would allow steel bullets to be used.
www.aerobaticproshop.com /the-fokker-scourge-by-stan-stokes.htm   (563 words)

 Aircraft Manufacturer Remembered
In 1983 Fokker simultaneously launched the successors of the F27 and the F28, the Fokker 50 and the Fokker 100.
The Fokker 50 made its first flight in December 1985, The aircraft, like the Fokker 100, was an all-new technology plane of which a total of 212 were manufactured.
The Fokker 100 superceded the F28 in 1986.
www.ruudleeuw.com /fokker.htm   (854 words)

 Anthony Fokker
Herman Gerard Fokker was born the son of a Dutch tea planter in Kediri Java, he returned to Holland with his family in 1894.
It was not by technical education but by native genius and inventiveness, that Fokker gained the title of "The Flying Dutchman" By age 20 he had produced what was believed to be the fastest, most stable aircraft in the world.
The great German aces of the war - Voss, Immelmann, Boelke, and Richtoffen - achieved their outstanding records with the help of the "Fokker." Accomplishments including the E series, the D-VII, which was probably the best fighter of the war and the DR-1 tri-plane made famous by the Red Baron.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/fokker.htm   (375 words)

 German L.M.G.08
Fokkers copy of the French Morane-Saulnier monoplane from 1913 made history as it became the prototype of the very first fighter aircraft of the world.
How Fokker succeed in the creation of the copy is impossible to reasearch in detail because to much data was either lost over the years or never recorded.
Fokker is supposed to have ordered to transport the wreck to Schwerin without informing the manufacturer nor paying any licence fees, where it got repaired in a strictly guarded shed.
www.jastaboelcke.de /workbench/lmg08/sync02.htm   (744 words)

 Famous Fokker Flights
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker, or Tonny for short, was born on April 6, 1890, in Blitar.
At the end of the war, Fokker managed to escape to Holland with part of the immense fortune he had made and with hundreds of his planes the peace treaty had ordered be destroyed.
Fokker had relied on his proven mixed construction too long to be able to make a swift transition to the new techniques.
home.tiscali.nl /~lbb/fokker.htm   (1933 words)

 Fokker Triplane speech
Fokker built the first fighter airplane to have a machine gun synchronized to fire through the propeller.
C. Fokker had already been working on a series of experimental aircraft with wooden cantilever wings, now seen as one of the most important inventions in aeronautical science during the war.
From the factory the Fokkers arrived pale blue underneath and with streaks of olive green on upper surfaces and sides.
www.thebicyclingguitarist.net /studies/fokkerspeech.htm   (1223 words)

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The Dutch aircraft company is founded by Anthony Fokker and has grown in the twenties to the largest aircraft company of the world.
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker was born in Kediri, Java, Indonesia.
In the eighties the last (large) Fokker aircrafts were developed: the Fokker 50 based on the F27 and the Fokker 100 based on the F28.
www.dutchspace.nl /pages/about/content.asp?id=216&PID=182&LangType=1033   (971 words)

 Stork Aerospace - homepage
Fokker Elmo, a Stork Aerospace company of the Netherlands, has reached agreement with US aircraft manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes for the manufacture and supply of a second work package of electrical wiring for the Next-Generation 737 airplane.
Fokker Elmo, a part of Stork Aerospace, is very proud to receive the Supplier of the Year Award from Hamilton Sundstrand within the framework of the development of the Pratt and Whitney F-135 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.
The company was founded by Anthony Fokker in 1919 and ever since we have had hands-on experience with practically every industry development.
www.fokker.com   (338 words)

 Fokker-built DC-3,Herman De Wulf
Recent research learned however that Fokker delivered a 14th DC-3 in the opening days of WW II which is apparently missing from official documents.
Anthony Fokker, the well-know Dutch aircraft manufacturer who in the Thirties was building his own popular family of conventional (of wood and fabric) airliners, had met Donald Douglas in 1933 at Santa Monica while having a look at the prototype DC-1 and both men became friends.
The first such Fokker DC-2 was delivered on 25 August 1934 and left New York aboard the Dutch vessel SS Statendam on 11 September 1934.
www.centercomp.com /cgi-bin/dc3/stories?1945   (1011 words)

 Obituaries Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker was born in Java in 1890.
A cam was attached to the crankshaft of the engine in line with each propeller blade, when the blade reached a position in which it might be struck by bullets from the machine-gun, the relevant cam actuated a pushrod which, by means of a series of linkages, stopped the gun from firing.
Anthony Fokker died on December 23, 1939, at age 49.
www.obituariestoday.com /Obituaries/ObitShow.cfm?Obituary_ID=29147§ion=pin   (543 words)

 AVSIM Freeware Aircraft Package Review: Fokker F70/F100
Between 1911 and 1928, Dutch aviator Anthony Fokker developed his company to what once was the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world with factories in Europe and America.
Fokker's best selling aircraft between the two World Wars was the three-engined F.VII, which had the world's first air cooled engine, of which 230 were built.
Later on in the life of the Fokker F100, a smaller derivative, known as the Fokker F70, was produced.
www.avsim.com /pages/0303/project_fokker/review.html   (1553 words)

Anthony succeeded and hence started the long relation between the manufacturer and the airline.
And again it was Fokker who, being an absolute success with his Fokker D.I, came up with ingenious fighter planes like the D.21 and G.I 'jachtkruiser'.
That, with the demise of Fokker in 1996 after the take-over in 1993 by DASA Daimler Benz, is at least some comfort to many Dutch.
home.planet.nl /~effehale/BluewingSite/FokkerPres.htm   (387 words)

 German Aircraft Designers WW1 - Anthony Fokker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Herman Gerard Fokker was born in Kediri Java, he returned to Holland with his family in 1894.
Although the records were destroyed in World War II, it is known that he produced more than sixty distinct aircraft designs during this period including the E series, the D-VII, which was probably the best fighter of the war and the DR-1 tri-plane.
It was these rugged, high aircraft that the great air explorers made famous: the U.S. Air Corp's Fokker T-2 which made the first nonstop transcontinental flight from New York to San Diego, Byrd's Fokkers which flew over the Poles, the great endurance flight of the Question Mark, and Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross.
www.wwiaviation.com /designers/designer_fokker.shtml   (259 words)

 Anthony H. G. Fokker
ANTHONY H. The period of the mid-1920's was one of the most dramatic in the annals of aviation history.
Much to Tony Fokker's chagrin, it was named by Byrd the "Josephine Ford" after sponsor Edsel's young daughter.
The Fokker trimotor was put in the hangar that night, and a bit of hanky-panky went on.
www.earlyaviators.com /efokker.htm   (423 words)

 Early developments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The problem of perfecting a machine gun that would synchronize its firing with the rotation of the propellers was the assignment given to Anthony Fokker.
Fokker Eindekkers were armed with synchronized Spandau machine guns and roamed the skies virtually unopposed for a while.
His attempts to set fire to his plane (as all pilots did when they crashed landed in enemy territory, so the enemy could not get their hands on their technology) were unsuccessful and his modified airscrew was quickly in the workshop of Anthony Fokker.
www.wwiaviation.com /early_dev.shtml   (661 words)

 EADS N.V. - Anthony Fokker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anthony Fokker was born in Blitar in Java on 6 April 1890.
Fokker soon settled in Germany, where he gained basic knowledge in automobile and aircraft design.
Anthony Fokker died in New York on 23 December 1939.
www.eads.com /web/printout/en/1024/content/OF00000000400004/2/05/549052.html   (255 words)

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