The Fokker Dr.I's compound structure consisted of a cable-braced steel tube fuselage, and cantilever wings with wooden ribs and single main box spar, all covered by fabric and plywood panels. All this made the construction very light in weight. The machine was equipped with a standard 110 h.p. Oberursel URII air-cooled engine, enabling the aircraft to demonstrate excellent flying qualities. The Fokker Dr.I was not especially fast, but its maneuverability, due to its small dimensions, was considered unequaled at that time. At the end of the war, though the fame of the Fokker D.VII was at its peak, a few Fokker Dr.I’s were still serving. 320 Fokker Dr.I were produced, and of course it was a small number to put up against the Allied Air Armada. Nevertheless, this distinctive machine went down in history as one the most maneuverable aircraft of the War, and as the famous mount of the Red Baron.
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 four versions:
- Fokker Dr.I, 213/17, Jasta 2, Ltn. Friedrich Kempf, March 1918
- Fokker Dr.I, 477/17, JG1, Rittm. Manfred von Richthofen, March 1918
- Fokker Dr.I, 450/17, Jasta 7, Ltn. Josef Carl Jacobs, Summer 1918
- Fokker Dr.I, 586/17, Jasta 4, Ltn. Ernst Udet, June 1918
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Metallic Matte Aluminum
Matte Light Olive
Matte Steel Grey
Matte Natural Wood
Matte Olive Drab