Red Baron's WWI Fokker Triplane Wood Built Model 15"
This expert level, highly detailed, high quality, Fokker Triplane airplane model is brand new, fully built & assembled (not a kit). To save on shipping the model is shipped partially assembled, you just need to attach the landing gear (please see instructions below). The manufacturer is Authentic Models (please see below).
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The Fokker Triplane airplane model is completely hand-built & handcrafted of silk fabric stretched across a lightweight wooden frame, similar to the original construction methods of the early 1900s. The wheels are spoked and the tires are made of rubber. The rotating propeller is handcrafted of laminated wood.
The cockpit is detailed with leather seats. Engine cover, wheels & struts are made of metal. The model aircraft can be displayed hanging from the ceiling or sitting on it's own landing gear.
This model is painted in the colors of Manfred von Richthofen the Red Baron, who always painted his planes bright red so to be more visable in dogfights. It is sure to become a conversational addition to your aviation decor and is the perfect size for a desktop.
- Size: 15.2" length x 18.5" wingspan x 7.5" height
- Material: Silk fabric, wood & metal
- Manufacturer: Authentic Models
- Handcrafted individually
- Free shipping within the continental 48 U.S. States
The Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane) was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) gained his last 20 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Compared to the Albatros and Pfalz fighters, the Dr.I offered exceptional maneuverability. Though the ailerons were not very effective, the rudder and elevator controls were light and powerful. Rapid turns, especially to the right, were facilitated by the triplane's marked directional instability. Vizefeldwebel Franz Hemer of Jasta 6 said, "The triplane was my favorite fighting machine because it had such wonderful flying qualities. I could let myself stunt — looping and rolling — and could avoid an enemy by diving with perfect safety. The triplane had to be given up because although it was very maneuverable, it was no longer fast enough." The article "Fokker Dr.I" is part of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_Dr.I
Authentic Models Inc was created more than 40 years ago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Authentic Model's expertise and interests go back many centuries. AM's collection of nautical ship models, furniture, artifacts and accessories is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, cartography and more…Learn more about Authentic Models Inc
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