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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World ACSL63
Fokker D.VII Diecast Model
Luftstreitkrafte JG 1, Ernst Udet, 1918

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Fokker D.VII   3.75"   4.75"


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After rejection by the German Army for being too small, Ernst Udet volunteered as a motorcycle dispatch rider before realising his dream of joining the German Air Service in 1915. Initially an observer, Udet became a pilot achieving 62 victories and commanding Jasta's 4,11 and 37. His awards included the 'Iron Cross' and 'Blue Max' This Fokker DVII is from Jasta 4 and wears one of Udet's more colourful schemes. The inscription 'LO!' on the fuselage is in honour of his girlfriend and the 'Du Doch Nicht !!' on the tail roughly translates to 'Surely Not You !!' a taunt to opponents. Ironically, Udet had to make his escape from this plane using one of the newly introduced 'Heinecke' parachutes! After the war Udet became a stunt and race flyer. In 1934 he accepted a role within the recently formed Luftwaffe and was promoted to Generaloberst in 1940. He soon fell from favour being made a scapegoat for various Luftwaffe failures including defeat in the Battle of Britain and Udet felt pressured enough to commit suicide in November 1941.

Fokker D.VII

Designed by Reinhold Platz to participate in Germany's first single-seat fighter competition, the D.VII prototype (V.11) was first flown in December 1917. Constructed of fabric-covered wire-braced welded steel tubing and powered by an innovative 160 horsepower engine, the D.VII's greatest strength was its maneuverability at high altitudes. D.VII aircrews were equipped with two synchronized 7.92mm machine guns, with which they achieved some remarkable kill-to-loss ratios. By the end of WWI, the Fokker D.VII was regarded as the best German fighter in service, so good, in fact, that one of the Allies' Armistice terms was that all Fokker D.VII's be surrendered.

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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World

The Amercom "1:72 Aircraft of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Aircraft of the World" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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