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Fokker triplanes

Fokker triplanes

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2020, 02:58
Powered Box-bites...that a wonderful time that was for aviation.
Bill Phillips: It is seen now as such but for the pilots in WW1 life expectancy was short!
  • Ayush
  • Singapore
  • 29 Apr 2020, 03:20
you have a fine shot here, Bill, especially in the strong b/w treatment. i was reading on this craft from wiki and it seemed to be plagued by problems in its wings.
Bill Phillips: They tended to fall off!
Well you had some fun with that!
Bill Phillips: I certainly did E.
Oh good stuff Bill. I thought those Fokkers were Messerschmitts ! ( Old joke smile )
Bill Phillips: Kindly leave the stage!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2020, 05:00
This memory must be WW1 or thereabouts. I'm not sure we had triplanes in the RFC. You'd think the Germans would calculate the extra wing would slow them down somewhat..
Bill Phillips: We did and the Fokker was was in response to the Sopwith one. Apparently the Fokker was very manoeuvrable but ultimately too slow and with a propensity for the wings to fall off. The old Red Baron did OK with one of course
Oh, WOW, Bill. How splendid.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Ginnie
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2020, 06:00
Where's the Bloody Red Baron? I was thinking the same as Frank wink
Bill Phillips: Shooting Snoopy down?
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 29 Apr 2020, 06:14
Watch out to your left, Bill. I see the Red baron coming in at 10 o'clock....
Bill Phillips: He knew how to fly one of these things
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2020, 06:26
I didn't know Fokker was a Dutch company
Bill Phillips: Nor did I until recently
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Apr 2020, 06:50
Wow - I knew only the Dutch name, never saw them before. I have just googled: "Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. The company operated under several different names, starting out in 1912 in Schwerin, Germany, moving to the Netherlands in 1919.

During its most successful period in the 1920s and 1930s, it dominated the civil aviation market. Fokker went into bankruptcy in 1996, and its operations were sold to competitors."
Bill Phillips: I never realised that the company moved to The Netherlands after WW1 until recently.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 29 Apr 2020, 07:37
These were playing for the opposing team to ours.
Bill Phillips: You are such an Historian chad
  • Louis
  • South+Africa
  • 29 Apr 2020, 07:48
Bill (Snoopy) Philips of no relation fame, swooped in on the dastardly German fokkers and shot four of them with his trusty X-T1. One was winged and managed to get away.
Bill Phillips: Tally Ho!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Apr 2020, 08:23
Stop swearing, Billiam
Bill Phillips: Don't be silly comrade
  • Anne
  • 29 Apr 2020, 09:47
Beautiful shot
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Anne
A very well thought out image, see lockdown can be fun, well for a few minutes anyway. The other Bill Phillips had his regular (!!) picture in the readers photos in our local paper again this week, he never fails it seems.
Bill Phillips: I am having hours of fun. Now trying to learn how to do focus stacking! My namesake probably knows the editor!
An excellent photo Bill! smile It's hard to believe they could convince pilots to fly them, if they were so fragile!
Bill Phillips: Life expectancy was pretty short for pilots....especially before they had parachutes!
Very good, Bill - a fine twiddle!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tom. It was good fun doing this one
this is a superb shot of the German triplanes Bill... i don't know how you could have taken this shot...
before you were born....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is a model of one. Quite a large scale model and from it I created my own little squadron grin
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 1 May 2020, 13:46
very cool

up above the clouds
Bill Phillips: I had fun doing this one

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