1/72 Dog Fight Set Fokker Eii/BE2c

by Airfix
$30.43 USD $38.04 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.

This exciting set includes parts for two models: the Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and the Fokker E.II Eindecker! Eight acrylic paints, two brushes and one poly cement are included. From the manufacturer:

The Fokker "Eindecker" (meaning single wing) monoplane fighters were the first purpose-designed German fighter aircraft of the First World War.  Fitted for the first time with reliable "interrupter gear" which enabled the single machine gun to fire through the blades of the propeller, the Eindecker was able to easily shoot down the slow and vulernable Allied reconnaissance aircraft of the period.

Designed as a very stable and easy-to-fly aircraft suitable for reconnaissance, the RAF BE2 series were in service throughout the First World War.  Howeer, the stability and lack of speed that made them so suitable for photographing enemy trenches left them very vulnerable to attack from German fighters, especially from mid-1915, when the Fokker Eindecker came into service. Such were the losses that the BE2c gained the unfortunate nickname "Fokker Fodder," and the period from mid-1915 to early 1916 became known as the "Fokker Scourge."

Details

Code: ARF50177
Release Date: Jul 2016
Item Size/Weight: 36.5cm x 18.5cm x 6.6cm / 410g
Manufacturer: Airfix

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