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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).

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  • Austrian seals long-term Fokker 70/100 support pact

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  • The service has been considering other aircraft types for maritime patrol, such as Fokker

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  • For weeks after that everyone at school called eachother "Fokker" because there was a picture of a plane in the magazines they gave us called that.

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  • Greg Roberts (a.k.a. "Fokker") is a research trader for a based hedge fund.

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  • I believe it was a Fokker aircraft designed to hold 28 people.

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  • 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.

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  • Fokker got out of the American airline industry after one of his planes crashed with Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne on board.

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  • 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.

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  • By the age of 20, Fokker was building his own planes and received his pilot license.

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  • 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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