Fokker Triplane (Red Baron) Authentic Models Plane
During the Great War air combat became the stuff legends were made of. The names and exploits of ace fighters were household names and newspapers printed the latest results of air duels between the German and Allied air forces. Rate of climb and general agility were essential in these aerial combats. After the Sopwith Tri-plane the Luftwaffe had Fokker design and build their own tri-plane, code named DR-1. Possibly the most famous fighting ace of the Great War was Baron Von Richthofen, who led Jagdeskader N� 1. He was nicknamed the Red Baron, after the color of the fighter planes he personally flew. The Red Baron was extremely pleased with the Fokker Tri-plane and he managed to increase his duel victories by several before being shot down himself. The Red Baron�s Tri-plane model is made of silk fabric stretched across a lightweight frame, same as the original. Accents are in aluminum, brass, leather, wood and resin. L. 25.98 in. / 65.99 cm. W. 32.09 in. / 81.51 cm. H. 13.98 in. / 35.51 cm.
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