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.

Chino Airshow, 2006 Index


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