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Fokker W.I


The first Fokker flying boat - identified as the W.1 - dating from February 1913. A characteristic two-seat sesquiplane biplane with a Renault engine of 70 hp fitted in pusher configuration on the top wing. The machine was intended by Fokker to participate in the Monaco seaplane contest of 1913. During an early test flight the W.1 crashed in the water being completely destroyed, with Fokker and his mechanic narrowly escaping. Fokker never turned to flying boats during WW1 again.



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