WW1 photo postcard German Fokker E monoplane crash in field c.1915-16

$61.00 USD

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Great photo of a Fokker 'E' type fighter monoplane upside down in a wide-open grass field (airfield?).  German pilots and solders gathered round. In the lower left corner of photo, man holding one of the plane’s wheels.

Written on back “Auf dem Rueken(?) --- Fokker”.

Tiny rust spot on front, some smudges on back.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

 

The Fokker Eindecker fighters were a series of German World War I monoplane single-seat fighter aircraft designed by Dutch engineer Anthony Fokker. Developed in April 1915, the first Eindecker ("Monoplane") was the first purpose-built German fighter aircraft and the first aircraft to be fitted with a synchronization gear, enabling the pilot to fire a machine gun through the arc of the propeller without striking the blades. The Eindecker gave the German Army's Air Service (then the Fliegertruppen des deutschen Kaiserreiches) a degree of air superiority from July 1915 until early 1916. This period, during which Allied aviators regarded their poorly armed aircraft as "Fokker Fodder", became known as the "Fokker Scourge".

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