Albatros D.I was not built in great numbers; at most, 50 saw service at the front, but the aircraft had reasonable fighting qualities and performance. Some minor shortcomings, like the unsatisfactory view from the cockpit, were soon improved in the new Albatros D.II. The new aircraft had splayed N-type center struts; at the same time the upper wing was lowered to reduce the gap, so that the pilot could look over as well as under the wing. Many aircraft still had Windhoff side radiators, but later all D.IIs were equipped with Teeves & Braun wing-mounted radiators. In mid-1916 the first batches of the D.II arrived in the army's "Flugpark".The D.II version established a reputation as one of the best fighters of its time. In spite of the appearance of the more modern Albatros D.III at the end of 1916, many D.IIs were still on service in combat units.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Humbrol paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- Molded in high quality plastic
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for nine versions:
- Albatros D.II, w/n 491/16, Jasta 2, Lt. Manfred von Richthofen (80 victories, PLM), Western Front, November 1916.
- Albatros D.II, w/n 1717/16, CO Jasta 14, Oblt. Rudolph Berthold (44 victories, PLM), Marchais, early 1917.
- Albatros D.II, w/n 1782/16, pilot and unit unknown, late 1916.
- Albatros D.II, w/n 1753/16, Jasta 24, Western Front, flown by Godwin Brumowski during his training in the German Air Force, March 1917.
- Albatros D.II, w/n unconfirmed, Fl.Abt. 21, Lt. Herbert W.F. Knappe (8 victories), late 1916, early 1917.
- Albatros D.II, w/n 910/16, Jasta 5, Lt. Max Boehme, March 1917, forced down by RFC pilots
- Albatros D.II, w/n 1724/16, Jasta 11, Lt. Karl Emil Schaefer (30 victories), Spring 1917.
- Albatros D.II, w/n unconfirmed, CO Jasta 2, Oblt Stephan Kirmaier (11 victories), November 1916.
- Albatros D.II, w/n unconfirmed, Jasta 2, Hptm Oswald Boelcke (40 victories, PLM) October 1916.
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Matte Brick Red
Matte Bronze Green
Matte Natural Wood
Matte Light Green
Matte Pale Blue