Introduced over the Western front in August 1917, the Fokker Triplane soon became the favorite plane of Germany’s greatest World War I ace, Baron Manfield von Richthofen. After scoring numerous aerial victories, von Richthofen was shot down in a triplane on April 21, 1918 by Captain Roy Brown of the R.A.F. a Canadian.
KIT: Model Airways: This historically accurate kit reproduces virtually every detail of original Fokker Dr. 1. Material included are laser cut basswood and birch plywood, Britannia metal castings, brass, copper, aluminum, steel, and rubber.
The most interesting feature of this kit is its open airframe. Normally hidden under layers of cloth or canvas, we leave the laser-cut wooden ribs and cast metal frames uncovered to show the intricacies of construction. You’ll find cast metal fuselage bulkheads, wing ribs and pilot’s seat, basswood fuselage stringers and wing rib caps. The cockpit is reproduced in authentic detail, complete with tachometer, gauges, and compass.
An authentic 9 cylinder Oberursel UP II rotary engine, comprised of over 33 highly detailed Britannia metal parts, is a marvel of miniature design with a carburetor, oil pump, spark plugs and valve springs. The Fokker Dr.1 is sure to impress any modeler looking for superior detail, unsurpassed authenticity and uncompromising quality of materials.
Six sheets of blueprint quality plans and a 54 page illustrated instruction manual pave the way to a museum-quality masterpiece. KIT FEATURES * True-to-life structural static model without fabric covering * Over 250 laser-cut basswood and aircraft quality plywood parts for wings & fuselage * Over 80 Britannia metal parts for building the Oberursel rotary engine, complete with cylinders and magneto * Precision cast Spandau machine guns * Authentically detailed cockpit with instrument panel * Six sheets of clearly drawn plans * 54 page illustrated step-by-step assembly manual.
Dimensions: Length: 14-1/8″ wing span:17-3/4″ Height: 1/16