The Fokker DR1 triplane was the Germans’ response to the British Sopwith triplane, which was a successful fighter aircraft during the Battle of Arras. It is Germany’s most famous fighter aircraft in the First World War. Proving the competence of the British Sopwith, the Fokker DR1 triplane is a version of this British triplane designed for the Imperial German Air Service (IGAS). When, on a fateful day, a Sopwith crashed behind German lines, it was stripped down and publicly praised by the commander of the IGAS, General von Hoppner. After the incident, German aerial engineers studied the Sopwith at great length, with all German aircraft manufacturers attempting to produce their own version of the triplane. In the end, only one of them was successful—Anthony Fokker.
- Scale: 1/23
- Brand new design includes elegant wooden base
- Comes in a specially-made packaging for protection