Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Fokker Dr.I - Manfred von Richthofen "Red Baron", JG 1, Luftstreitkräfte, 1918
1:48 Scale. Length: 4.75”. Wingspan: 6"
Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide
Ritt. Manfred von Richthofen was a German fighter pilot known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful flying ace of World War I, being officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories. Richthofen died on April 21, 1918 from wounds sustained in aerial combat while flying a Fokker Dr.I Triplane.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Numbered collector card
Best known for the all red triplane in which he was eventually shot down and killed, Richthofen actually flew several different triplanes. Fokker Dr.I, 152/17, was the aircraft in which he scored victories sixty-four, sixty-five and sixty-six. Only partially painted in the Red Baron's colors, this aircraft boasted a red cowling, wheel covers, upper wing, wing struts and rear fuselage.
Following the Armistice Dr.I 152/17, as one of the few surviving Fokker Triplanes, was used as a centerpiece display in Berlin's Zeughaus Museum. During the bombing of Berlin during World War II the aircraft was evacuated east to Poland for safety, but was lost and its fate remains unknown to this day.
The Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (Triplane) was a German World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker Flugzeugwerke. 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, 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.
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Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models