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Add to cart. Edgar Brannon , Paperback. III towards the end of A few E. IIIs were experimentally armed with two 7. IIIs and the production E. I through E. III Eindecker models used only one of the same model. The final variant was the Fokker E.
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III, 14 cylinder twin-row rotary engine a copy of the Gnome Double Lambda rotary and was fitted with twin machine guns as standard, after repeated failure of an experimental triple-gun installation, which was initially intended be standard for the E. Total production for the entire Fokker E. IV series was aircraft the exact breakdown by type is nor clear, although the E. III was the most important model. The first Eindecker victory, though unconfirmed, was achieved by Leutnant Wintgens in the late afternoon of 1 July  when, while flying one of the five M.
By this time the first E. Is were arriving as supplementary equipment, one per unit as "attached" aircraft, for the ordinary Feldflieger Abteilung - initially to provide escort protection for their usual quantity of six two-seat reconnaissance biplanes per unit.
Three days after his "unconfirmed" victory, Wintgens downed another "Morane Parasol" with the same E. The two most famous Eindecker pilots were Oswald Boelcke initially flying M. Is in August while sharing Boelcke's E.
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Leutnant Otto Parschau , who was instrumental in the introduction of the Eindecker from the very start, flew the M. Immelmann shortly thereafter received an lMG 08 Spandau -armed early production E. I, bearing IdFlieg serial number E. Oswald Boelcke scored the most Eindecker victories - 19 out of his final tally of His last victory in an Eindecker occurred on 27 June Max Immelmann had the second-highest Eindecker score.
He achieved all of his 15 victories in the type before being killed when his E. This likely resulted in vibrations so severe that the loads exceeded the structural limits of the aircraft. Allied accounts credit Corporal J. McCubbin, with firing the fatal shots at Immelmann during his attack on their aircraft and was credited by the British with shooting him down. Eleven pilots scored five or more victories in the Eindecker. Wintgens flew the E. VII fighter of French flying ace Alfred Heurteaux on 25 September , which resulted in Heurteaux fatally bringing down Wintgens, as Huerteaux's victory number eight.
V bore no direct relation to the earlier Eindeckers all designed by Martin Kreutzer , being a parasol aircraft, only built in small numbers before production switched to the improved Fokker D. Only one original Eindecker remains.
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On 8 April , a novice German pilot took off from Valenciennes with a new E. He was forced to surrender before he realised his error and could destroy the aircraft. The E.
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Omer before going to Upavon in Wiltshire for evaluation and finally going on museum display. It now resides at the Science Museum in London. Immelmann's original E. I, with IdFlieg-issued serial E. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fokker Eindecker Captured Fokker E. Fokker Eindecker Compendium, Volume 1. Retrieved April 11, Oxford: Osprey. German Aircraft of the First World War 2nd ed. Boyne, Walter J. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, Dierikx, Marc. Fokker: A Transatlantic Biography.
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