Fokker G.IA (France)

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◗Fokker G.IA
AB RB SB
2.3 2.3 2.3
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Description

The Fokker G.1A Jachtkruiser was a Dutch twin-engined, twin-boom heavy fighter developed in 1937. Nicknamed the "Grim Reaper" by both the French and British due to its heavy firepower, it attracted significant foreign interest for export. Consequently, a smaller variant, the Fokker G.1B / G.1 Wasp, was conceived, equipped with a Pratt & Whitney SB4-G Twin Wasp Junior engine, while the domestic G.1A was powered by the Bristol Mercury VIII engine. By the start of WWII, only 36 G.1As were airworthy. Despite being overwhelmed by German forces, they managed to shoot down up to 167 Ju 52s and achieve 14 confirmed aerial victories.

It was introduced in Update "Seek & Destroy". Equipped with 8 x 7.92 mm FN machine guns in the nose with plenty of ammo this aircraft offers a deadly amount of head-on firepower but requires cautious flying and positioning due to its heavy nature. It's up to its pilot to decide whether to use this aircraft as a ground attacker, using bombs and strafing light targets with its MGs or using it in a head-on or interceptor role.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 265 m485 km/h
Turn time18 s
Max altitude9 500 m
Engine2 х Bristol Mercury VIII
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight5 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 4,265 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 469 454 9500 19.0 19.5 7.7 7.7 320
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
_ _ _ _ _
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
0 280 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear280 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB347 → 437 Sl icon.png
RB447 → 563 Sl icon.png
SB915 → 1 153 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 900 Rp icon.png
6 750 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces125 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 60 / 120 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
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90 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
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Cost:
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90 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
85 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
85 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
560 Rp icon.png
Cost:
550 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
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Cost:
550 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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mg_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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90 Ge icon.png
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mg15_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Vliegtuigbom 100kg
Research:
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Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
85 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Vliegtuigbom 300kg
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
85 Ge icon.png
Mods turret gun.png
mg15_turret_new_gun
Research:
560 Rp icon.png
Cost:
550 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Vliegtuigbom 400kg
Research:
560 Rp icon.png
Cost:
550 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Fokker G.IA (France) is armed with:

  • 8 x 7.92 mm FN-Browning M.36 No.3 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 4,000 total)

Suspended armament

The Fokker G.IA (France) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 6 x 50 kg Vliegtuigbom bombs (300 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg Vliegtuigbom bombs (200 kg total)
  • 1 x 300 kg Vliegtuigbom bomb (300 kg total)
  • 1 x 400 kg Vliegtuigbom bomb (400 kg total)

Defensive armament

The Fokker G.IA (France) is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm FN-Browning M.36 No.4 machine gun, rear turret (600 rpg)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

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Cons:

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


Royal Dutch Aircraft Factory Fokker (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker)
Strike Aircraft  ◗Fokker G.IA
Jet Aircraft  ▄Meteor F Mk.8* · ◘Hunter F.6*
Export  ▄Fokker D.XXI-3 · ▄Fokker D.XXI
  * Licensed Production / Variants
See Also  Gloster · Hawker · Valtion Lentokonetehdas

France twin-engine fighters and strike aircraft
Twin-engine fighters  Potez 630 · Potez 631 · VB.10C-1 · VB.10-02
Strike aircraft  Br.693AB2 · ▄AD-4 · ▄AD-4NA
Netherlands 
Twin-engine fighters  ◗Fokker G.IA
Strike aircraft  ◘Firefly F.Mk.IV