Wings of the Great War Display Model
Fokker D.VII - Lt. Ernst Udet, Jasta 4, Luftstreitkrafte, June 1918, World War I
1:72 Scale. Length: 3.75”. Wingspan: 4.75"
After rejection by the German Army for being too small, Ernst Udet volunteered as a motorcycle dispatch rider before realizing his dream of joining the German Air Service in 1915. Initially an observer, Udet became a pilot achieving 62 victories and commanding Jasta's 4, 11 and 37. His awards included the Iron Cross and Blue Max. This Fokker D.VII is from Jasta 4 and wears one of Udet's more colorful schemes. The inscription 'LO!' on the fuselage is in honor of his girlfriend and the 'Du Doch Nicht !!' inscription on the tail roughly translates to 'Surely Not You !!' a taunt to opponents. Ironically Udet had to make his escape from this Fokker D.VII using one of the newly introduced 'Heinecke' parachutes! After the war Udet became a stunt and race flyer. In 1934 he accepted a role in the recently formed Luftwaffe and was promoted to the rank of Generaloberst in 1940. He soon fell from favor being made a scapegoat for various Luftwaffe failures including defeat in the Battle of Britain and felt pressured enough to commit suicide in November 1941.Detailed airframe with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Adjustable display stand
Model information card
The Fokker D.VII was a German World War I fighter aircraft. Approximately 1,700 D.VII aircraft were produced in the summer and autumn of 1918. In service, the D.VII quickly proved itself to be a formidable aircraft. The armistice which ended the war required Germany to surrender all D.VIIs to the Allies at the conclusion of hostilities. Surviving aircraft saw continued widespread service with many other countries in the years after World War I.
Wings of the Great War is a series of limited edition 1/72 models of World War I aircraft. These historically accurate hand-cast resin models are crafted using the specifications of the original aircraft. They include an exclusive stand with an articulating mount that allows you to pivot the model in virtually any direction or angle.
This model of a Fokker D.VII features:
Category: Wings of the Great War 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14