Registered originally Fokker Aviatik GmbH, on 22 February 1912, Antony Fokker's first company operated under the above name at Berlin-Johannisthal then moved to Schwerin, Mecklenberg, in 1913. Name changed later to Fokker Flugzeugwerke. Company liquidated following Fokker's return to Holland after First World War. Fokker E series monoplanes flown successfully by Boelcke, Immelmann and others 1915-1916. Introduced interrupter gear, allowing bullets from a forward-firing machine gun to pass between the propeller blades. Fokker Dr I triplanes built 1917-18, exponents including von Richthofen and Voss. Followed into production by D VII biplane, entering service April 1918. Ensuing D VIII parasol monoplane introduced Fokker cantilever wing. Also built 400 AEG CIV trainers. FII developed at Schwerin 1919, first of Fokker high-wing passenger aircraft.

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