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. Possible the most
famous fighting ace of the Great War was Baron Von Richthofen, who led Jagdeskader
N° 1. He 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 dual 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. 32" Wingspan.
L: 26", W: 32", H: 14"