This is an aircraft model kit assembled from parts made of wood, white metal, photo-etched metal and possibly other materials.
From the item's packaging:
The Fokker Dr.1 Tri-Plane is probably the most famous fighter of WWI. It is known as the plane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, who is credited with 80 victories before he himself was shot down and killed.
In July 1917 the German military signed an agreement with Anthony Fokker, the Dutch airplane designer, for building 20 Tri-planes. Orders for 300 more quickly followed. The first of the original 20 tri-planes entered service in August 1917 and the last ones taken out of service in June 1918. About 280 were destroyed in combat and many were also lost during training. It was a hard airplane to fly, but those who mastered it were deadly.
- Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
- True-to-life static model reproduction
- Laser cut basswood parts
- Aluminium cowl
- Britannia metal parts for building the engine
- Photo-etched detail parts
- Illustrated step-by-step instruction manual
- Five highly detailed, actual size plan sheets
- Instruction manual and prototype by Dr. David G. Ullman