Albatross D.1 1/72 Roden

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For its time the Albatros D.I was a revolutionary design (the first aircraft were delivered to the front lines in September of 1916). The new aircraft received high ratings from combat pilots, but at the same time many problems were discovered. The upper wing was positioned too high, which hindered upward vision. Also the central struts were attached to the center of the top wing; this prevented normal positioning of the armament components. The Windhoff side radiators were a constant problem and caused engine overheating at the most inopportune times. In total, 50 aircraft of this type were delivered to the front. At the same time the Albatros company improved its construction of the D.I, a new version named the Albatros D.II soon replaced its predecessor 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.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/72

Skill Level: 3

- Molded in grey

- Includes decals

- Recessed panel lines

- Full instructions, paint and decal placement guides

*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*


Paint Guide:

Matte Steel Grey



Matte Linen

Matte Natural Wood

Matte Rust

Matte US Dark Green

Matte US Tan

Matte Light Green

Matte Pale Blue

Dark Grey

Red Leather