Chino Airshow 2006
Fokker DR 1


The Fokker DR 1 is often referred to the "Red Baron" airplane. Manfred Von Richtofen said of the DR 1; "It climbed like a monkey and manuevered like the devil". When it first arrived in combat, it was thought to be a joke, until Werner Voss piloted a DR1 to 10 aerial victories in 6 days in September of 1917 against the British. It was a terrible plane in the hands of a novice pilot. But an experienced pilot could be a formidable foe while flying the DR1. Only 320 DR1s were made and none survive today. There are plenty of replicas, like this one owned by Stearman Restorations.






















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