The first series production D.V fighters arrived at the front in May 1917. In the second half of 1917 another sub-modification - the D.Va - appeared. The major difference of this version was the absence of the headrest in response to pilots' complaints about the worsening of field of view to the rear. Also, the aileron control cables were now led through the lower wing. This fighter was considered already obsolete at the beginning of its service, but if flown by an experienced pilot it could be a very effective weapon. Only the production of the famous Fokker D.VII by the Albatros and OAW plants made the Albatros D.V/D.Va fade into the background. However, these aeroplanes still remained in service until the last days of the war.
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
- Includes decals for six versions:
1. Albatros D.V, Jasta 27, Oblt. Hermann Georing, mid 1917
2. Albatros D.V, w/n 1177/17 Jasta 11, Manfred von Richthofen, June 1917
3. Albatros D.Va, Jasta 56, Franz Schlieff, early 1918
4. Albatros D.V, Jasta 10, Oblt. Ernst von Althaus, July 1917
5. Albatros D.Va, Jasta 6, Oblt. Eduard von Dostler, 1917.
6. Albatros D.Va, Jasta 5, flown by Josef Mai, 1917
- Illustrated instructions
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Matte Dark Grey
Matte Steel Grey
Matte Marine Grey
Matte WWI Purple
Matte WWI Blue
Matte Natural Wood