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Wings of The Great War WW14002
Albatros D.V Display Model
Luftstreitkrafte Jasta 15, Kurt Monnington, 1917

Limited Edition
720
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Albatros D.V   4"   5"

Kurt Adolf Monnington was born on 29 September 1891 in Hamburg. His original service during World War I was with the German ground forces. He won an Iron Cross Second Class on 14 June 1915. Monnington began his aviation career with a two-seater reconnaissance unit, Flieger-Abteilung (Flier Detachment) 62. After that seasoning, he was reassigned as a fighter pilot with Jagdstaffel (Fighter Squadron) 15 in 1917. His First Class Iron Cross came on 12 December 1917. Leutnant Karl Monnington ended his war with eight confirmed victories, both classes of the Iron Cross, and Württemberg's Military Service Cross.

Albatros D.V

Designed by Robert Thelen then refined and lightened, the Albatros D.V was the preeminent fighter during the period of German aerial dominance- first flown in 1917. Fundamental version improvements in wing design such as mounting the radiator in the center of the upper wing section, improved pilot visibility- critical in dog fighting tactics. The Albatros could now attain altitudes of over 3,000 feet in only five minutes and with improved stability and firepower and the Albatros system continued to dominate the skies. The Allies responded to the success of the Albatros series with new fighters including the SPAD VII, Sopwith Camel, S.E.5a, Bristol F2B, and others.

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Wings of The Great War

The Wings of The Great War range presents affordable, ready-made resin models of WWI aircraft. Each model is crafted and painted by hand and features a unique pivoting stand that allows the model to be displayed at a variety of different attitudes.

Wings of The Great War display airplanes feature:

  • Molded resin construction with no assembly required.
  • Fixed, non-rotating propellers and wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

Why Resin?
It's very expensive to produce die-casting molds, and manufacturers must sell a large number of models from each mold in order to recoup development costs. Some subjects are so obscure that it's difficult to sell large quantities of them. Resin-casting is a much simpler and less expensive process, and manufacturers can use it to make limited runs of models that can't be cost effectively manufactured in diecast metal. With resin-cast models, collectors can add fascinating and unusual subjects to their collections without the time and difficulty of assembling and painting a model kit.

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