Eduard 1/48 Fokker F.I

One of the classic fighters of the First World War, the Fokker Dr.I ‘Triplane’ has gained its place in military aviation thanks to its association with Manfred von Richthofen. This 2017 rebox of the ‘Triplane’ has been presented by Eduard in its pre-production form of which only two examples were built, serialled, Werk Numbers 102/17 and 103/17. These early machines were designated as the F.I, the first of them joining Jasta 11 at Marckebeke where it was flight tested by Richthofen. The second machine joined Jasta 10 where Lt Werner Voss took charge of the aircraft in September 1917 only to be shot down by SE.5As of 56 Squadron on the 23rd. Only eight days earlier the first pre-production aircraft was also shot down and Richthofen himself would later die at the controls of a Dr.1 in April 1918. 

I applaud Eduard for selecting the obscure pre-production F.I which did have its own subtle differences from the later Dr.I which the company have captured. Despite being a Weekend Edition kit, there is everything you need including some revised decals which have been crisply produced. All parts are up to Eduard’s usual high standard and this lovely little kit should fall together.

Thanks very much to Eduard for our review sample.

 

Product: Construction kit

Ref: 8493

Scale: 1/48

Parts: approx 66

Price: approx £20.99

Manufacturer: Eduard

Website: www.eduard.com