Marcel's G.I pictures

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  1. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    The Fokker G.I is the one plane from Fokker that I really admire. I'll post some of my pictures of the plane here, and maybe in the future some more if I feel like it.
    1. 4th July 1937 Schiphol: Oops, G.I prototype X2 couldn't park very well.
    2. 13th Spril 1937: X2 at Soesterberg
    3. Date? G.IA 301 in diving with a load of sandbags, 1,550 lbs as part of an acception test
    4. X2 in full flight, after being re-engined from Hispan-suiza engines to Twin Wasps
    5. G.IB 355 completed for the german luftwaffe after the capitulation, strangely with LVA markings
     

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  2. Marcel

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    1. Unusual configuration, G.IA 301 in full flight
    2. "Bathtub" model G.IA 304 for reconnaissance
    3. Captured German luftwaffe Fokker G.I., dutch orange triangles still viseble on the wings
    4. no. 302 with diving brakes under the wings
    5. Prototype on the Paris salon, 1936
     

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    Thanks Marcel. Looks very futuristic in the Salon photo.
     
  4. ccheese

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    Nice collection, Marcel..... Thanks for sharing.

    Charles
     
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    1. Rear turret
    2. G.IA head on, showing 8 MG's in the nose
    3. Probably the best known picture
    4. Markings on the G.I
    5. Line of G.IB's. These were huuried into battle by the dutch between 10-14 may 1940, carrieng only 4 7.9mm MG's in the nose instead of 2 23mm+ 2 7.9mm MG's. Notice the 3rd on, no.341, it's the former prototype X2
     

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    1. Cockpit
    2. Prototype in flight
    3. prototype parked
    4. Testrun of the prototype
    5. Dutch pilots, posing in front of a G.IA
     

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    Neat plane ...Any of them still around..??
     
  8. Marcel

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    Nope, only a replica and an original wing
     
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    Hi Marcel,

    >Nope, only a replica and an original wing

    I'm sure you are aware of the Dutch team that is collecting data (and artifacts) for the type in order to prepare CAD drawings that would be suitable for building an accurate flying replica?

    I chatted with one of the guys at the RNLAF Open Day a couple of years back and was quite impressed by the thorough and methodical approach they take.

    I don't know how probable it is that they will succeed in bringing a newly-constructed G.1 up into the skies, but I'm sure that whatever the final outcome, they are at the very least doing a great job preserving the history of the type.

    By the way, have you ever read anything about the pilot's perspective on the aircraft? With Dutch pilots having flown it in combat, and Luftwaffe pilots later having flown it as trainers, I figure there might be the chance that some opinions on the type's flying qualities have been recorded ...

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     
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    That would be something to see one fly.
     
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    Never seen that before.:shock: Kinda Dutch P-38...
     
  12. Marcel

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    Hi Henning, yes I know and they have actually quite a nice website here, showning their cad pictures and some background info of the G.I.
    There is also the Fokker G.I foundation, a separate group that tries to trace artifacts and the history of the G.I. They probably have opinions from pilots as well.
    I don't have any reports, but I once read that the machine was remarkebly agile for it's size. One pilot said "it could turn with the D.XXI". The dutch had much confidence in the plane, only it was probably too complex for the small organisation. Maintenance pressure was high and the LVA had problems coping with that.
    What I do have is a copy of the users manual, which I won't post here as the foundation is selling copies of it to raise money and I don't want to interfere with that.
    Actually seesul, Dutch enthousiasts claim that the P38 was based on the G.I, but I seriously doubt that.
    It's a totally different plane than the p38, apart from the twin tail.
    This plane is more comparable tot the british mosquito, being one of the first multi-role planes. As you can see in the photo's it was designed to do reconnaissance, divebombing, intercepting, air superiority etc and given time it would have been a very capable nightfighter. There have been plans to upgrade the engines to inline engines, probably DB601's or Merlins, which really would have brought the plane on par with the mossie, because it would have been much faster than it was now. Unfortunately the dutch government stalled these plans and the german invasion made an end to it.
     
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    Nice, thanks for sharing...
     
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    This is great stuff!

    I have got to do a G1 profile now! 8)
     
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    Nice looking bird Marcel...! Thanks for sharing....
     
  16. Marcel

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    That would definately be cool, Clave, I'mlooking foreward to it 8)

    If I have time tonight I'll scan and post some more pictures, and probably I still have some more on my HD.
     
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    1. G.I B that escaped to the UK later in the war (I wrote the story in the Stories selection of this forum)
    2. a captured G.IB
    3. No. 312 on an airfield
    4. the bath-tube 304 from another point of view
    5. No 302 (the one with the divebreaks earlier crashlanded after it's airfield (Waalhaven) has been captured by geman fallschirm jaeger. Curiously, most G.I's were not lost by enemy fire in the air, but they had to crashland because their airfield was inoperable or they were strafed on the ground. At this time 16 kills by the plane are known, while only only 9 went into the air, the first day. After the first day, the only examples left were mainly used for ground support.
     

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    Had to put these gem here.
    A G.1 in the gunsight of a He111.
    G.1 flying over a Ju52 which is dropping falschirmjaeger over Dordrecht(?).
     

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    Cool pics.
     
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    A very nice collection of something we don't normally see much of. Thanks Marcel.
     
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