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Model Power 1:48 Planes 6433
Fokker Dr.I Triplane Diecast Model
Luftstreitkrafte, Oswald Boelcke

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Fokker Dr.I Triplane   4.75"   6"

The Fokker Triplane will always be remembered by the general public and noted German pilot aces, as the favorite warbird of World War I. This airplane was designed for dogfighting, so it was engineered for quick climbing and for tight turning. One of the top twelve scoring German Aces of WWI, Capt Boelcke, at the start of the war in 1914, flew in France with his brother Wilhelm as his observer, by November 1915 he had received the Iron Cross, both 1st and 2nd Class and the prestigious Knight's Cross with Swords. He wrote a report on air combat that was so original, he got the name "Father of Air Fighting Tactics". In july 1915 Capt Boelcke was recalled to France and given the command of Jaste. One of the pilots he chose was Manfred von Richthofen soon to become the famous "Red Baron".

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Fokker Dr.I Triplane

Designed in response to the highly maneuverable Sopwith Triplane, the Fokker Dr.I was first flown in 1917 and was one of the most successful and recognizable combat aircraft of WWI, attributing much of its fame to the German WWI ace Manfred von Richthofen the iconic "Red Baron". Light weight, small size and three wings made the aircraft highly maneuverable and deadly in the hands of an expert pilot but very unforgiving of less experienced pilots. Common for airplanes of that era, a fixed crankshaft configuration allowed the entire engine to spin with the propeller, creating strong gyroscopic forces that adversely affected the airplane's handling under power.

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Model Power 1:48 Planes

The Model Power "1:48" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Model Power "1:48" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Detailed pilot figures.

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