Friday, January 12, 2007

WWI Fokker Dr.I - 1

This is a 1/300 scale Fokker Dr.I triplane I use to play Blue Max. It is from Irregular Miniatures 6mm World War I Aircraft range and has the code GWP3. The model itself is only about 2.5cm (1 inch) in length. It is painted in the colour scheme of a Fokker Dr.I flown by Ltn Werner Voss, of Jasta 10 in September 1917. (source - Norman Franks, Fokker DR.I Aces of World War 1 - Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 57, 2001). Werner Voss is credited with 48 victories.

Voss was killed during a legendary dogfight in which he single-handedly fought with seven RFC S.E.5as. During the dogfight, Voss drove two planes to the ground and damaged the rest before his Fokker Dr.I was finally shot down after an incredible ten minutes.

The Fokker Dr.I was a single-seat fighter employed by the Germans in WWI from October of 1917. You can click on the image for a closer view.

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