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Fokker Dr.1 "Red Baron" Desktop Wood Model - MFMCDR1RBW - Mastercraft Models
Fokker Dr.1 "Red Baron" Desktop Wood Model - MFMCDR1RBW - Mastercraft Models

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1/20 scale. Fokker Dr.1 "Red Baron" Desktop Wood Model. Mastercraft Models. Length: 11.5 inches; Wingspan: 14.25 inches. The Fokker Dr. 1 triplane was a World War I fighter aircraft that saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It gained renown as the aircraft in which Baron Manfred von Richthofen won his last 19 victories. During 1917 the British Sopwith Triplane began to appear over the Western Front and quickly proved itself superior to the Albatros fighters currently in use by the Luftstreitkräfte. Fokker-Flugzeugwerke responded by converting an unfinished biplane prototype into the V.4, a small, rotary-powered triplane with a steel tube fuselage and thick cantilever wings. Instead of submitting the V.4 for a type test, Fokker produced a revised prototype designated the V.5. Von Richthofen first flew the Dr.1 in September 1917 and shot down two enemy aircraft in two days. Richthofen recommended that fighter squadrons be reequipped with the new aircraft as soon as possible. This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!