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Offline blockhaj

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Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« on: May 17, 2017, 05:51:17 am »
Hello. I didnt find a thread dedicated to this amazing aircraft so i thought i start one. I personally dont know more about this plane than an average person ho has access to Wikipedia and google pictures. I thought we could collect data and history on it for future generations to see.

Variants:
Fokker G.1 Mercury, this variant used Bristol Mercury VIII engines. It had 8x 7.9 mm FN mg's in the nose and a single 7.9 mm FN gunner in a backwards facing turret thingy. It could also a carry 300 kg bombload.


Fokker G.1 Twin-wasp, this variant is almost the same as the one above but it used Pratt & Whitney SB4-G Twin Wasp Junior engines. It also differs in that it could take a bomb load of 400 kg.

Fokker G.1 Hispano, this variant was meant for export and was prototyped. It used Hispano-Suiza 14AB-02/03 engines and differed mainly in armament and size. It had 2x 7.9 mm FN mg's and 2x 23 mm Madsen cannons in the nose along with a 7.9 mm FN mg gunner. It was apparently smaller than the dutch service variant.





Fokker G.2, No info

Fokker G.3, No info
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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 06:02:54 am »
The G.2.

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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 06:05:23 am »
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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 12:18:22 pm »
Fokker G.2, No info

Fokker G.3, No info

The G.2 project created a series of Ontwerp numbered variants and LVA designations -- CG.2, GC.2, C.XVI, etc.
A few G.I-related project numbers ...

Ontwerp 129 = G.I precursor (smaller nacelle, various engines)
 - http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2740.msg86732.html#msg86732
Ontwerp 130 = G.I (HS 14Ab, then P&W Twin Wasp Junior)
 - G.I prototype 'X-1' (Hispano-Suiza 14Ab)
 - G.I prototype conversion & G.IB (P&W Twin Wasp Junior)
Ontwerp 135 = 1936 'Super G.1' light bomber project (Mercury VIII)
Ontwerp 138 = Enlarged G.IA for LVA (Bristol Mercury VIII)
Ontwerp 152 = 1937 T.VI ( G.I/T.V hybrid project, Bristol Hercules)
Ontwerp 154 = G.2 project variant (1939 CG.2)
Ontwerp 163 = 193? G.I observation project (DB 600s)*
 - All metal construction, * some sources say DB 601s
Ontwerp 179 = 1939 improved G.I fighter project
Ontwerp 186 = 1939 G.3 project (Bristol Taurus)
 - 'Indische jachtkruiser'?
Ontwerp 195 = G.2 project variant
Ontwerp 198 = G.2 project variant
Ontwerp 199 = G.2 project variant

 - http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2740.0/all.html

Doubtless, there are more G.I-related Ontwerp numbers  ;D

BTW, IMPS Nederland has a good summary of the fates of individual Fokker G.Is.
 - https://www.ipms.nl/artikelen/nedmil-luchtvaart/vliegtuigen-f/vliegtuigen-f-fokker-g1.html

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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 02:57:42 pm »
That's right my dear Apophenia.

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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 03:01:59 pm »
Did they actually convert the prototype to twin wasp engines?
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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 03:57:21 pm »
Yes. X-2 had its Hispano-Suizas removed after one of those engines was damaged due to overheating during its fifth flight. SB4-G Twin Wasp Juniors were then substituted. Visual cues for the engine swap are a longer carb intake (compared with your attached photos at the Paris Salon), an oil cooler housing beneath the nacelle, and cooling gills.

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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 10:30:19 am »
 The first Bristol Mercury VII powerd G.1 was not constructed. (drawing nr. 39207  of 4 November 1936)
 As Apophenia mentions "301" flew 15 minutes with Mercury VIII on 19 November 1938.
 Perhaps it's interesting to know that the Mercury powered G.1 variants were a bit larger compared with the G.1 protorype.

 source Fokker G.1 Jachtkruiser : Vol 1 by Frits Gerdessen,Karel Kalkman,Cor Oosterveen & Willem Vredeling. Lanasta 2011.
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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 05:17:19 am »
From the book;

Fokker G-1 jachtkruiser – Deel 1,here is a Fokker G.3.

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Re: Fokker G.1, G.2, G.3
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2018, 04:55:08 am »
Does anyone have any picture of specifikations about the bombs that the mercury and wasp could carry? Im just guessing that they carried some 50 kg bombs externally under the wings and belly?
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