1918 Fokker DR.I Triplane
DRI Triplane flew for the first time on July 2, 2011. Click here
to view a takeoff video.
||23' - 7"
||18' - 11""
||80 Le Rhone Rotary
||Spandau LMG Machine Guns
|Designed by Dutch designer Anthony
Fokker, the Triplane was Germany's response to the new Sopwith
Triplane that appeared over the Front in early 1917. By late
1917 The Dr.I Triplane was in full production by the Fokker-Flugzeugwerke
and wreaking havoc over Europe in the Great War. Although
its time in operation was very short the Triplane was the most
iconic airplane of World War I. Manfred von Richthofen
"The Red Baron" scored many of his 80 victories in
a Dr.I and his life was lost while flying one. Built
from scratch by museum volunteers the triplane has an authentic
rotary engine and is built to full operational
condition. It is painted in the colors of Lothar von
Richthofen, brother of Manfred, who also served in Jasta 11.
Lothar scored 40 victories and survived the war.
Fokker Dr.I Triplane project forum
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