Fokker Dr.I – ProfiPACK Edition

Scale 1/72

SKU 7039

Manufacturer Eduard

Price: £12.99

1 in stock

1 in stock

Description

German Fokker Dr. I was  tri-winged fighter from the First World War. The work of Anthony Fokker and Reinhold Plat, and was a response to the appearance of the British Sopwith Triplane fighter. The Fokker Dr.I was characterized by fantastic manoeuvrability, a very high rate of climb, and achieved a decisive advantage in wheel combat with biplane planes. However, it had a low top speed (165 km / h), which was partly also due to the use of a weak 110 HP engine. The first pre-production aircraft  (marked with the symbol V.5) were tested by eminent German pilots: Werner Voss and Manfred von Richthofen, nicknamed the “Red Baron”. It was the latter who made this model of aircraft famous, winning many victories on it. Serial Fokker Dr. I planes served at the front from October 1917. until the end of the war. A total of 320 aircraft were produced. The Dr. 1 had a top speed: 165 km/h, a rate of climb of 5.7 m /s, Armament consisted of two 7.92 mm Spandau machine guns, firing through the propeller.

Additional information

Brand

Eduard

Scale

1/72