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A makeMZ ST original 3D puzzle
included in Design Set One

Fokker Tri Plane

The Fokker Dredecker Triplane was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke.
The DR.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It became renowned as the aircraft in
which Manfred Von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on April 21,
1918.  In February 1917, the Sopwith triplane began to appear over the western front. The Sopwith
swiftly proved itself superior to the Albatros fighters then in use by the Luftstreitkrafte.
Fokker-Flugzeugwerke responded by converting an unfinished Biplane prototype into the V4, a small,
rotary-powered Triplane with a steel tube fuselage and thick cantilever wings, first developed
during Fokker's government-mandated collaboration with Hugo Junkers. Initial tests revealed that
the V4 had unacceptably high control forces resulting from the use of unbalanced ailerons and
elevators. Instead of submitting the V4 for a type test, Fokker producred a revised prototype
designated V5. The most notable changes were the introduction of horn-balanced ailerons and
elevators, as well as long-span wings. The V5 also featured interplane struts, which were not
necessary from a structural standpoint, but which minimized wing flexing. Compared with the Albatros
and Pfalz fighters, the Fokker Tri Plane offered exceptional maneuverability.
Collect your Fokker Tri Plane today!

Comes in:

1/8th inch
1/4 inch
1/2 inch


Both clean and filleted corner versions.

Comes with a Full Color Multi-Page Assembly Guide!

Copyright on this model allows you to make 50 copies then you must purchase another copy.
Commercial licenses available. Contact us!