The Fokker Dr-I Dreidecker (triplane) was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker Flugzeugwerke. During the Great War air combat became the stuff legends were made of. The names and exploits of ace fighters were household names and newspapers printed the latest results of air duels between the German and Allied air forces.
The rate of climb and general agility were essential in these aerial combats. After the Sopwith Tri-plane the German Luftwaffe had Fokker-Flugzeugwerke design and build their own tri-plane, code named Dr-I. It saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. Possibly the most famous fighting ace of this time was Manfred Freiherr Von Richthofen, who led the Jagdgeschwader 1. He was nicknamed the Red Baron, after the color of the fighter planes he personally flew. The Red Baron was extremely pleased with the Fokker Tri-plane and it became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 20 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Features include: Delicate fabric stretched over a lightweight frame, just as the original was made. Detailed wing rigging comes pre-assembled. Leather Seat. Laminated rotating wood propeller. Detailed engine cover - riveted parts and struts. Hand fitted spoke wheels. Accents are in aluminum, brass, leather, wood and resin. Painted nylon canvas colors are red and white with German insignia. This model is not a kit. It is ready for display. Some setup is required.
- Dimensions: 15.25 x 18.5 x 7.5 in. (38.5 x 47 x 19 cm)