|Primary Role||Heavy Fighter|
|Maiden Flight||16 March 1937|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseDesigned in 1936, the G.I fighters were intended to carry heavy weapons for air-superiority missions. 27 of them were ready in time to serve during the German invasion in May 1940 in two squadrons. One of the two squadrons was lost on the ground, and the second squadron was nearly all wiped out during a day of combat, though only after registering 13 kills that day. When the Netherlands was occupied by German forces, a few G.I fighters were captured and served as training aircraft for German pilots.
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