German Fokker E III Monoplane, c 1915.

Made:
c. 1915 in Netherlands
maker:
Fokker Aircraft Company
inventor:
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker
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Fokker EIII - Detail of Parabelum light machine gun and synchronising gear. Black & white image from the Science Museum
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Fokker EIII - Detail of Parabelum light machine gun and synchronising gear. Black & white image from the Science Museum
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Fokker EIII - Detail of Parabelum light machine gun and synchronising gear. Black & white image from the Science Museum
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German Fokker E III Monoplane with Parabelum light machine gun (fitted with engine 1923-798)

The Fokker E III Monoplane was designed for the German air forces by the Dutch aeroplane designer Anthony Fokker (1890-1939). The E III, or 'Eindecker' (one-wing) was a highly significant development in military aviation. Not only did it boast considerable aerial prowess, but it was also the first aircraft to be fitted with forward-firing machine-guns synchronised to fire between the rotating propeller blades. Front view showing internal structures from below.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1918-210
type:
monoplanes
credit:
War Office