Course detail: AERO6030 - History of Airplane Design - 2019 #4: Grumman, Fokker and North American

Dr. Jan Roskam will discuss Fokker's beginnings as the creator of fighter aircraft for Germany, the company's move to The Netherlands and then to the U.S., where Fokker America was eventually taken over by General Motors and became North American Aviation.


Attend this webinar to learn more about:


  • Fokker's fighter aircraft flown by Germany in World War I.
  • Fokker in The Netherlands: S-11 and S-14 trainer airplanes, F-27 turboprop transports and the F-28 and F-100 jet transports.
  • North American's contributions to the war effort for the U.S., including the AT-6 Harvard trainer, B-25 Mitchell bomber and the P-51 Mustang fighter.
  • The post-WWII years, including the development of the F-86 Sabre and F-100 Super-Sabre fighters, B-70 Valkerie and the T2J Buckeye and AJ-1 Vigilantenaval airplanes.
  • North American Aviation's record-setting X-15 for NASA.
  • The last airplane produced by NAA, the B-1 Lancer variable sweep wing bomber.

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