Authentic Models Fokker Red Triplane Model AirplaneItem#: HN-AMD003
- Propeller driven aircraft, single engine
- Made of wood, cloth, and metal
- Realistic cockpit and dual mounted guns
- From the WWI era (1914)
- Manufacturer: Fokker
- 26 in. long with a wingspan of 32 in.
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Cold. Ruthless. Deadly. Those words accurately describe the fiendishly skilled Manfred von Richthofen. The sight of three wings brings to mind the name he is better known by "the Red Baron." Behold his Fokker Triplane, dressed in trademark blood-red silk stretched over the hand-made wings and frame. Realistic accents of wood, leather, resin, and brass are found throughout this model. "Fokker" is painted in script lettering on the engine housing, and the propeller has an appealing wood finish. Not as fast or powerful as some, this plane could out-maneuver any of its contemporaries. It was for this reason that only the most advanced pilots could fly it. The dual mounted guns on this handmade model timed the bullets to fire through the propeller movement.
Richothofen, dubbed The Red Baron by the British pilots, led the fearsome German squadron Jagdeskader No. 1. As the leader of what the press dubbed "The Flying Circus," he was at his most deadly during Bloody April of 1917, when he claimed 20 of his squadron's 89 victories. The Red Baron is considered the supreme Ace of Aces. When he was finally shot down by Canadian pilot Capt. Roy Brown, the British honored Richthofen with an elaborate funeral, and placed his body in state inside the British hangar. You can live the thrill of this singularly recognizable plane of World War I by ordering this model. Ships assembled.
About Authentic Models
Authentic Models strives to create and distribute a comprehensive collection of historic and fine art reproductions worldwide. Haring Piebenga founded the company in 1968, and today AM is a European wholesale manufacturer with warehouses and corporate offices in Oregon and Amsterdam. AM pursues original items at auction and uses these models for their design ideas. Each hand-made item appeals to the human need for nostalgia, intrigue, and beauty by evoking a story from the past. High-quality construction using only the finest materials ensures that these charming pieces will become treasured heirlooms in their own right.
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