Profile Publications No. 134 The Fokker G-1

SPECIFIC A T ION :FOKKER G-1 G-1 A G-1 B Power plant: 2 Bristol Mercury VIII 830 h.p. 2 Pratt &Whitney Twin Wasp Jr. SB4-G 750 h.p. Armament: 8x7-9 mm. machine guns (fixed) 1 x7-9 mm. machine gun (movable) 660 lbs. of bombs (300 kg.) 2x20 mm. Oerlikon cannon 2x7-9 mm. machine guns (fixed) 1 x7-9 mm. machine gun (movable) 880 lbs. (400 kg.) of bombs. Crew: 2—32 Dimensions: Wingspan ...Overall length Height Wing area ...56-3 ft. (17-15 m.) 37-9 ft. (11-50 m.) 11-1 ft. (3-40 m.) 412-26 sq. ft. (38-30 m2) 54-2 ft. (16-50 m.) 33-9 ft. (11-50 m.) 11-1 ft. (3-40 m.) 384-27 sq. ft. (35-70 m2) Weights: Empty Gross 7,410 lbs. (3.360 kg.) 10.582 lbs. (4,800 kg.) 6,945 lbs. (3,150 kg.) 9,700 lbs. (4,400 kg.) Performances: Max. speed ...Cruising speed Service ceiling Range 295 m.p.h. (475 km/h) 248 m.p.h. (400 km/h) 30,500 ft. (9,300 m) 876 miles (1,410 kms) 268 m.p.h. (432 km/h) 226 m.p.h. (364 km/h) 29,855 ft. (9,100 m.) 870 miles (1,400 kms.) The G -IA 'so f the Third and Fourth Fighter Groups put up a spirited resistance to the German invasion o f May 1940 although vastly outnumbered, they destroyed many German bombers and transports in the few sorties which they managed to mount. Eight aircraft from the Third Group succeeded in getting into the air before their base was destroyed, and shot down fourteen Luftwaffe bombers in a single action. Like No. 302 illustrated here, they later had no alternative but to crash-land in open country: German paratroopers were already in control o f their home bases. (Photo: courtesy Hugo H ooftm an/C ockpit) Readers maybe interested to note other aircraft mentioned in the text which are also available as Profiles: Focker D.XX1 ...................Profile No. 63 Hawker Hurricane I ....Profile No. 111 Hawker Hurricane 11C ....Profile No. 24 A mock-up o f the proposed G-2 under construction in the Fokker plant. PRINTED IN ENGLAND <Profile Publications Ltd., P.O. Box 26, 1a North Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, England by George Falkner &Sons Ltd., for McCorquodale City Printing Division, London. U.S. 2nd Class Mailing Rates applied for. Profile Publications Ltd. is a member of the Norprint Division of the Norcros Group with world distribution network, retaining all rights in all languages. North American Import Agency rights delegated to J.W .C. Aeronautica, 7506 Clybourn Avenue, Sun Valley, California 91352 North American Distributive Agency rights invested the National Aerospace Education Council, 616 Shoreham Building 806 15th Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20005. Reproduction of, or any part of, this publication is expressly forbidden under the terms of International Copyright Law except as subject to written permission by the Managing Director, Profile Publications Ltd.
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