- Cobi Great War Historical Collection
- 175 pcs
- 1 pilot figure – Baron Manfred von Richthofen
- Bodywork with pad printing
- A sheet of stickers with historical symbols
- Completed Dimensions 7.7” L x 9.4” Wingspan x 4.3” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 6 years and above.
The Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker, "triplane" in German), often known simply as the Fokker Triplane, was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. The wing design was a tremendous breakthrough in aircraft development. However, in the early stages, many 'triplanes' suffered wing failures in flight resulting in fatal crashes. Investigations determined that poor construction and lack of waterproofing had allowed moisture to damage the wing structure. Despite structural improvements, the Fokker triplane’s reputation among German airmen had never been regained. Production eventually ended in May 1918, by which time only 320 had been manufactured.
The Red Baron is the most recognizable aircraft of WWI. It was a German fighter with extraordinary agility but at the same time its speed was quite slow. It was piloted by a famous pilot named Manfred von Richthofen. Manfred was a flying ace of the Great War who commanded fear but also respect. The plane is often known simply as the Fokker Triplane. It became famous because Manfred claimed victories in his last 19 battles. He was ultimately killed on April 21st, 1918.
This model from COBI represents the historical model from the period of Great War. It has a rotating propeller, flaps, wheels and a pilot figure that can be put behind the wheel of a plane armed with two machine guns. Its quality construction allows the model to serve as unique display piece as well as being a plane to play with. The model includes a pilot figure with the likeness of Baron Manfred von Richthofen. Also included is a stand with a block plate that features the name of the plane.