WWI German biplane fighter, archetype pursuit aircraft as flown by the father of aviation fighter tactics. Kit has highly detailed forward fuselage interior including formers, fuel tanks, magazines and cockpit controls plus optional resin Mercedes engine. Also includes separately molded control surfaces and spinner, film windscreen, photo-etch parts, white metal interplane struts, optional wing-mounted or 'ear' radiators, rigging diagram, and resin figure of Hauptmann Oswald Boelcke. Decals and color painting guide for 2 aircraft assigned to Jasta 2 while based at Lagnicourt airfield, France: D.386/16, Hptm Boelcke, October 1916 and D.491/16, Ltn Manfred von Richthofen, November 1916.
"Before the text books were ever written, the flyers on the Western Front recorded the lessons with their blood and exploits. Encore's kit captures the essence of Oswald Boelcke's deadly trade and his continuing legacy to military aviation." For additional background visit the Ops Shack