Releasing in 2017 -210 high quality injection moulded plastic parts including 19 parts exclusive to the Fokker built D.VII - Plastic parts are the same as 32011 Fokker D.VII (Fok) which has been highly sought after since it sold out in 2014 - Optional Daimler-Mercedes 180hp D.IIIa or 200hp D.IIIau engines - Optional engine cowlings, windscreens, gun mounts, propellers and exhaust manifolds - 8 photo-etched metal detail parts - 28 page fully illustrated instruction manual - 4 high quality Cartograf decal sheets including 4 & 5 colour lozenge, streaky camouflage and markings for 5 early production aircraft.
Very little rigging is required which means that this a highly suitable introduction to First World War aircraft modelling.
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The legendary Fokker D.VII is widely considered the best German fighter aircraft to emerge from the Great War. In early 1918 the young Jasta pilot's aircraft were no match for the SE.5a, SPAD 13 and Sopwith Camels they faced each day.
Fokker’s prototype D.VII made such a great impression at the First Fighter Trials in January-February 1918 that word soon started to leak out about a new Fokker that would once again return air superiority to the Germans.
So great was the need for this promising new fighter that, in addition to production at Fokker, Albatros were ordered to manufacture it under license at their Johannisthal (Alb) and Schneidemühl (OAW - Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke) factories, incidentally building more that twice the number of D.VII as Fokker!
By the end of the Great War the Fokker D.VII was the main aircraft type equipping the German Jastas. Following the Armistice the Fokker D.VII found its way into numerous countries air forces including Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union, Sweden, Switzerland and the American USAS and USMC.