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Fokker Dr.I Model, Ltn Hans Weiss - Corgi AA38312


Fokker Dr.I Model, Ltn Hans Weiss - Corgi AA38312 - click to enlarge
Fokker Dr.I Model, Ltn Hans Weiss - Corgi AA38312 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA38312
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Fokker Dr.1 Triplane – 545/17, Hans Weiss, Jasta 11, JG 1, Luftstreitkräfte, Cappy Aerodrome, France, April 21, 1918 - Last sortie of the Red Baron

1:48 Scale.  Length: 4.75”.  Wingspan: 6"



Limited Edition


At 10am on April 21, 1918, six Fokker Dr.1 aircraft of Jasta 11 took off from Cappy aerodrome in France to embark on an offensive patrol over the Somme Valley region. led by their inspirational commander, Manfred von Richthofen, this was an elite unit where only the finest fighter pilots were invited to join – the ‘Best of the Best’. Hans Weiss has joined Jasta 11 with a reputation as being something of a balloon specialist, but by this date, he was credited with an impressive ten combat victories. As the formation approached Le Hamel, they spotted a pair of reconnaissance aircraft over the town and dived in to attack.

As the battle commenced, an unseen flight of Sopwith Camels joined the melee to protect the reconnaissance aircraft and, just minutes later, the infamous reign of the Red Baron would be over. The distinctive white colored Fokker Dr.1 flown by Weiss had been hit by return fire from the British reconnaissance aircraft, severing one of his rudder cables and forcing an immediate return to Cappy. Nursing his damaged aircraft back to his home airfield, Weiss would live to fight another day; however, his Commanding Officer would not be quite so lucky. Weiss would later command Jasta 11 himself, but only for a three week period, before he also fell in combat, the victim of Canadian ace Merrill Taylor.

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 and became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron, gained his last 20 aerial victories.


Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to details, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Fokker Dr.I features:

  • Detailed pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Fokker Dr.I artwork



  • Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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