The new D.III kept the D.II's fuselage, tail unit and undercarriage, but its wing construction had undergone development. The D.III (Oeffag) series 53 prototype first flew in February 1917, and in June the first aircraft reached the Front. In comparison with the Hansa Brandenburg D.I, the new fighters were superior in all main aspects of performance (climb, maneuverability); moreover, many pilots regarded the D.III as absolutely safe. Rate of climb was even slightly superior to the German D.III. Armament was upped to two machine guns and a new engine installed. In all, 45 D.III (Oeffag) series 53 aircraft were built. All of these fighters were dispersed between Front-line and training 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 grey
- Includes decals for six versions:
- Albatros D.II with n53.27, Flik 42J, October 1917; Prosecco airfield; flown by Ferenc Graser (18 victories in total).
- Albatros D.II with n53.30, Flik 6F, Spring 1918; Albania, Tirana. Flown by offstv. Julius Arigi (32 aerial victories).
- Albatros D.II with n53.37, Flik 48J, October 1917; Pergine airfield; flown by Josef Kiss (19 victories in total).
- Albatros D.II with n53.33, Flik 48D, July 1917; Pergine airfield; flown by fw. Viktor Zimmermann. Later 53.33 flown by Stfw. Julius Kowalczik in Flik 24 based at Pergine.
- Albatros D.II with n53.60, Flik 41J, Summer 1917, Sesana airfield; flown by Offstv. Kurt Gruber (11 victories in total).
- Albatros D.II with n53.57, Flik 51J, Autumn 1917; t.Veit airfield; flown by Kpl. Eugen Bonsch (16 victories, one - on 53.57).
- Full instructions, paint and decal placement guides
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Dark Ad Grey Gloss
Matte Natural Wood
Matte US Dark Green