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Fokker Eindecker and DR.1: books - history and technology

A book on the Fokker Eindecker or DR.1? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of Fokker fighter aircraft.

Fokker Aircraft of WWI (Volume 1): Spinne - M.10 & Watercraft

The first volume in a 6-volume set that details all Fokker aircraft of the war. Volume 1 tells the story of the first Fokker aircraft through the M.10, including the following models:
- Spinne
- A.I, A.II, A.III
- B.I and B.II
- C. IW
- M.1, M.2, M.3, M.4, M.5, M.6, M.7, M.8, M.9, M.10
- W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4.

This story is told in text, specifications, 316 rare photos, 9 color profiles, 13 1/72 scale drawings, and 4 1/48 scale drawings of the aircraft.

Author:Jack Herris
Specs:206 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.2 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:316 b&w photographs, 9 profile drawings in colour
Publisher:Aeronaut Books (USA, 2020)
Book: Fokker Aircraft of WWI (Volume 1): Spinne - M.10 & Watercraft

Fokker Aircraft of WWI (Volume 1): Spinne - M.10 & Watercraft

Language: English

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Fokker Aircraft of WWI (Volume 2): Eindeckers

The second volume in a 6-volume set that details all Fokker aircraft of the war. Volume 2 tells the story of the first purpose-built fighter aircraft, the Fokker E.I to E.IV, that were the aircraft that made Fokker famous.

Models covered: E.I (M5K), E.II (M14), E.III (M14) and E.IV (M15).

The story is told in text, specifications, more than 700 rare photos, 24 color profiles, and 4 1/48 scale drawings of the aircraft..

Author:Jack Herris
Specs:402 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 2.4 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.94 in, paperback
Illustrations:700+ b&w photographs, 24 profile drawings in colour
Publisher:Aeronaut Books (USA, 2021)
Book: Fokker Aircraft of WWI (Volume 2): Eindeckers

Fokker Aircraft of WWI (Volume 2): Eindeckers

Language: English

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Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindecker - Western Front 1916 (Osprey)

The appearance in July 1915 of the Fokker E I heralded a reign of terror over the Western Front that the Allies called the 'Fokker Scourge'. The French Nieuport 11 was one type desperately thrown into action to counter the Fokkers. The swirling dogfights between this fighter - and its more powerful but more unwieldy stablemate, the Nieuport 16 - and a succession of improved Fokkers, the E II, E III and E IV, came to symbolise air combat in World War I.

This book gives a detailed look at the developmental history of the fighters, contrasting the interrupter gear-equipped Fokker with the more improvised solution incorporated in the Nieuport - a machine gun fitted to the upper wing to avoid the propeller entirely. The Germans went on to abandon the monoplane in favour of a new and deadly generation of biplane fighters, based on the lessons learned from these vicious engagements and influenced by the success of the French Nieuport.

Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - Technical Specifications - The Strategic Situation - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath - Bibliography - Index.

Author:Jon Guttman
Specs:80 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2014)
Series:Duel (59)
Book: Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindecker - Western Front 1916 (Osprey)

Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindecker - Western Front 1916

Language: English

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Fokker Dr. 1: Germany's Famed Triplane in World War I (Legends of Warfare)

This book presents the evolution and development of perhaps the most iconic German fighter of WWI - the Fokker Dr. 1 triplane or "Dreidecker." The Dr. 1 was born from experiments in cantilever monoplanes and the excellent combat record of the Sopwith triplane, which appeared at the western front at the end of 1916.

Only 320 Fokker Dr.1s were built, yet their imprint on aviation history was and is far reaching and enduring - perhaps due to those who flew them. Baron Manfred von Richthofen and his brother Lothar, as well as Werner Voss, Ernst Udet, and many others, all flew the triplane, helping burnish their image in collective memory.

This book highlights the design and construction of the legendary Dr. 1, as well as showcasing many flying replicas and where they can be found. Also included are selected museums from around the world where Dr. 1s can currently be seen.

Author:Mark C. Wilkins
Specs:112 pages, 23.5 x 23.5 x 2 cm / 9.25 x 9.25 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:143 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2020)
Series:Legends of Warfare
Book: Fokker Dr. 1: Germany's Famed Triplane in World War I (Legends of Warfare)

Fokker Dr. 1: Germany's Famed Triplane in World War I

Language: English

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Fokker V5 / Dr.1

This famed tri-winged World War I German aircraft was flown by Manfred von Richthofen, and was as legendary then as it is now. Detailed text and photographs explain development, technical aspects, and operations.

Author:Wolfgang Schuster, Achim Sven Engels
Specs:50 pages, 28 x 21 x 0.5 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.2 in, hardback
Illustrations:75 b&w photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 1998)
Book: Fokker V5 / Dr.1

Fokker V5 / Dr.1

Language: English

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Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I (Osprey)

Amid the continuous struggle for aerial superiority during World War I, two aircraft types were at the forefront. Both rotary engined fighters, the Sopwith Camel and the Fokker Dr I triplane were relatively slow for their time, but were regarded as the most manoeuvrable machines produced during the conflict, and the classic pair for a tight, evenly matched dogfight at close quarters.

In this book Jon Guttman examines the fascinating story of the design and development of these deadly foes. First-hand accounts and innovative cockpit-view artwork give a thrilling insight into the pilots' experiences during the world's first aerial duels and helps explain their successes and failures.

Author:Jon Guttman
Specs:80 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.9 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs, drawings in colour
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2008)
Series:Duel (7)
Book: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I (Osprey)

Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I

Language: English

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Fokker Dr 1 Aces of World War I (Osprey)

Undoubtedly the most famous fighter type to see service on either side during World War 1, the Fokker Dr I was a revelation when it entered service on the western front in 1917.

Manfred von Richthofen's JG 1 'circus' was the first Jasta to completely re-equip with the new fighter, and in the skilled hands of its numerous aces the Dr I proved a formidable opponent.
The Dr I remained in service on the Western Front until replaced by the superior Fokker D VII in May 1918. Just weeks prior to that, however, Germany's leading ace, the great 'Red Baron', had been killed at the controls of a Dr I.

Author:Norman L. R. Franks
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2001)
Series:Aircraft of the Aces (40)
Book: Fokker Dr 1 Aces of World War I (Osprey)

Fokker Dr 1 Aces of World War I

Language: English

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[ACE] Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 1)

Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 1)

Norman L.R. Franks, Greg Van Wyngarden

English | paperback | 96 p. | 2003

[ACE] Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 2)

Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 2)

Norman L. R. Franks, Greg VanWyngarden

English | paperback | 96 p. | 2004

Fokker E.V/D.VIII

Fokker E.V/D.VIII

Tomasz J. Kopański, Janusz Światłoń

English | paperback | 72 p. | 2019

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