Wingnut WIngs 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok) "Early"
- 27cm x 21cm
- Very simple rigging
- 4 high quality Cartograf decal sheets including fitted 'Fokker streaky camouflage', 4 & 5 colour lozenge and markings for 5 early production aircraft
- 210 high quality injection moulded plastic parts including 19 parts exclusive to Fokker built aircraft
- plastic parts are the same as 32011 Fokker D.VII (Fok)
- 8 photo-etched metal detail parts
- Optional cowlings, propellers, low & mid height gun mounts, cockpit coamings, windscreens, low & high exhausts and 180hp & 200hp Daimler-Mercedes engines
- Fine in scale rib tape detail
- Full rigging diagrams
The legendary Fokker D.VII is widely considered the best German fighter aircraft to emerge from the Great War. Whether this is true or not, it was certainly the most numerous and as such was the only aircraft specifically requested to be surrendered in the Allies armistice terms. In early 1918 the young Jasta pilots were mainly equipped with Albatros D.Va, Pfalz D.IIIa and the Fokker Dr.1 Triplane which were no match for the SE.5a, SPAD 13 and Sopwith Camels that they faced each day. Fokker?s prototype D.VII (the V.11) impressed the front line pilots present at the First Fighter Trials in January-February 1918 so much 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 Schneidem?hl (OAW - Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke) factories, incidentally building more that twice the number of D.VII as Fokker!