Anthony Fokker Biography

Anthony Fokker
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker (born in Blitar, 6 April 1890 - died in New York City, December 23, 1939 at age 49 years) was a Dutch engineer.

World War I

Fokker produced about 40 types of aircraft in Germany during World War I. It was he who organized the production. Most of the constructions made ​​by the staff. The most striking is the termination mechanism that allows the pilot fired the gun with the propeller player. Fokker had help from someone who beat Morane (made in France) with the primitive equipment of the same type (invented by Raymond Saulnier). When coupled to the famous Fokker Eindecker, the use of machine control stalks thrust it into the German air superiority in the phase known as the Fokker Scourge.

The period between World War

After the war Fokker founded N.V. Koninklijke Nederlandse Vlietuigenfabriek Fokker in Amsterdam in 1919.

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