Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Fokker Dr.I triplane - 586/17, Ltn. Hans Kirschstein, Jasta 6, Luftstreitkräfte, Cappy airfield, France, April 1918 (World War I)
1:48 Scale. Length: 4.75”. Wingspan: 6"
Limited Edition of 1200 Models Worldwide
Hans Kirschstein joined the German Army as a combat engineer in 1914. He served in France and Galicia where, in the latter assignment, he contracted malaria in 1915. He was sent home to recuperate and returned to duty in December 1915. In February 1916 Kirschstein applied for a transfer to aviation. He underwent pilot training in May and upon graduation he flew bombing raids. In early 1918, he applied for a transfer to fighter duty and, after training, was assigned to Jagdstaffel 6 on March 13, 1918. He scored his first aerial victory on March 18th, while flying a Fokker Dr.I. By the end of May he had become a triple ace with 15 victories. On June 24, 1918 he scored his 27th and final victory of the war. Kirschstein was killed on July 16th while flying as a passenger in a two-seat Hannover CL, shortly after takeoff from an aircraft repair depot.Die-cast metal fuselage
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
Detailed wing rigging
Numbered collector card
Box with Fokker Dr.I artwork
The Dr.I Dreidecker (Triplane) was a German fighter aircraft built by Fokker Flugzeugwerke and used by the Luftstreitkräfte (German Air Force) during World War I. First flown in July 1917; the Dr.I saw widespread service by the spring of 1918. It became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen, aka: the "Red Baron", gained his last 20 victories.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Fokker Dr.I features:
Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14