Praga E-51 Czech G.1?

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  1. Marcel

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    Does anyone know the story of this type? It looks like a Czech Fokker G.1 clone, but is it? Most info I found, I cannot read as it is in Czech or Slovanian.
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    Hi Marcel,

    there´s really not too much info on Praga E-51 but yes, the main designer ing. Šlechta was inspired by Fokker G.1
    First fligt on May 26,1938.
    Small comparison is here AirMuseum, can you use any online translator? Should you have some questions, just ask me...
    Germans examinated it during occupation but stopped the project because of already existing FW189...
     
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    Thanks Roman, I found the translation here. So it was a light bomber. Do you know how many were build? I assume none did service as the Germans occupied the country in October?
     
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    No, it was confiscated by the Germans after the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939 and it was then tested by German engineers. End of story.
     
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    #6 Marcel, Jun 16, 2010
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    Thanks Pisis, it's an interesting aircraft, that's for sure. It looks so much like the G.1. Even the Czech roundels look like the Dutch ones.
    What does 'Tento prototyp ještě létal s třídílným křídlem a střeleckou věží na zádi trupu.' mean? Google translation makes a mess of that one. And what does 'jako třepetání ocasních ploch' mean? Vibrating tail?
     
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    Yeah, we all know these online robot translators might get nuts sometimes, innit? :D

    'Tento prototyp ještě létal s třídílným křídlem a střeleckou věží na zádi trupu.'

    - This prototpye still flew with a three-parted wing and a gun turret at the end of the fuselage.

    "'jako třepetání ocasních ploch"
    - exactly.lit. "Such as vibrating tail parts"

    Hope this helps!
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    It does, thanks for your help Pisis.
     
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    You welcome, Marcel.
     
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    try this site
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    once in it click the letter for the company then scroll down list for 'type"

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