American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Fokker, Anthony Herman Gerard 1890-1939. Dutch-born American aircraft designer and manufacturer who revolutionized aerial warfare by synchronizing a front-mounted machine gun to fire through the propeller of a plane (1915).
“Austrian seals long-term Fokker 70/100 support pact”
“The service has been considering other aircraft types for maritime patrol, such as Fokker”
“Greg Roberts (a.k.a. "Fokker") is a research trader for a based hedge fund.”
“I believe it was a Fokker aircraft designed to hold 28 people.”
“The team departed Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland in a Fokker F. VIIb/3m airplane on June 17, 1928, landing at Burry Port, Wales, United Kingdom, exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes later.”
“Fokker got out of the American airline industry after one of his planes crashed with Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne on board.”
“After the war was over, the Treaty of Versailles forbade Germany to build any aircraft, so Fokker moved back to the Netherlands to continue his work.”
“By the age of 20, Fokker was building his own planes and received his pilot license.”
“His planes included: the Fokker Eindecker and the Fokker D.R. 1, which was the triplane made famous by Baron Manfred von Richthofen, also known as The Red Baron.”
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