WWI German FOKKER D.VI Fighter Aircraft plastic model kit 1/72roden
The first production example of the D.VI was accepted on April 26, 1918 and by August sixty aircraft of this type had been produced. Contracts for sixty more were cancelled because at this time the Fokker D.VII entered service. This new design was superior to the D.VI in every way. The majority of all 60 D.VIs built were delivered to the Kampf Einsitzer Staffeln, special units created mainly for the intercepting of Allied bombers. The Fokker D.VI, which had an air-cooled engine and could take-off without delay, was a good choice for this role. But the climbing ability of the D.VI was still poor and the fighters were dispersed in the Alsace-Lorraine region where bombing raids were less frequent.
- Molded in high quality plastic
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
- Fokker D.VI, unknown Jasta, Autum 1918, after Armistice plane was sent to France for flight trials
- Fokker D.VI, Jasta 80b, Bavarian Home Defense, August 1918.
- Fokker D.VI, Jasta 80b, Bavarian Home Defense, late 1918.