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Engine: 100 HP
Top Speed:83 mph
Developed from a French Morane Saulnier type L purchased by Anthony
Fokker, the Fokker "Eindecker" became one of the most feared machines of
the early part of the First World War. Fokker’s design underwent
several modifications throughout its development and was at first called
the M5. Around the same time Fokker was called upon to develop a method
of firing the bullets of a machine gun through the arc of an aircraft’s
propeller after a French Morane Saulnier piloted by famed aviator Roland
Garros was captured. Fokker developed his famous synchronization gear
system and installed it on a Fokker M5k monoplane, which soon became
known as the Fokker E.I. This aircraft was the first true fighter
aircraft of the war and set the stage for a battle of technological
superiority between nations that directly influenced the rapid
development of aircraft design for the duration of the war.
2008, our Aero Builder's Club completed building its own 3/4-scale
replica Fokker E-3 from a kit.
Club co-leader Dan Christine flew its
successful test flight on October 8, 2008.
here to view our Fokker E-4 photo gallery.