Attention Model Airways fans! The long awaited release of the Fokker Dr1 Tri-Plane by Model Airways
is now available for pre-ordering - should ship during the week of 12/9!
The Fokker Dr1 Tri-Plane, designed by David Ullman for Model Airways, is probably the most famous fighter of WWI. It is known as the plane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, who is credited with 80 victories before he himself was shot down and killed. Von Richthofen’s first victory came in September 1916. A majority of his early victories were in various models of the Albatros (the Albatros D.Va is also a Model Airways kit). He only flew the Dr.1 from September 1917 until his death in April 1918, accounting for the last 20 of his kills.
One of the challenges David had in designing this kit is that there are no original Dr.1’s in existence nor are there any original drawings. Every Dr.1 seen at an air show or in museum is a replica built from one of a number of sets of drawings that have been developed from the pieces and photographs that survive. Every effort has been made to develop a kit that is as accurate and as realistically possible based on this material.