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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA38301
Fokker Dr.I Triplane Diecast Model
Luftstreitkrafte Jasta 7, Josef Jacobs, 1918

Limited Edition
1750
Pieces Worldwide

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Fokker Dr.I Triplane   4.75"   6"

Josef Jacobs (May 15, 1894 – July 29, 1978) was the joint 4th German flying ace with 48 victories (equal with Lt. Werner Voss) during WWI. After achieving his first two victories flying the Fokker E.III (Eindekker), he transferred to Jasta 22, where he achieved 3 officially claimed and many more unclaimed victories until August 1917, when he became Commander of Jasta 7. Leutnant Jacobs went on to fly the Fokker DR. I Triplane rather successfully in Jasta 7 from early 1918 onwards, with his aircraft finished in a distinctive black scheme. Lt. Jacobs victory tally slowly rose, until at 24 victories (achieved on July 19, 1918), he was awarded the coveted Pour le Mérite. Jacobs remained with Jasta 7 until armistice. His final victory tally was 48 enemy aircraft and balloons.

Fokker Dr.I Triplane

Designed in response to the highly maneuverable Sopwith Triplane, the Fokker Dr.I was first flown in 1917 and was one of the most successful and recognizable combat aircraft of WWI, attributing much of its fame to the German WWI ace Manfred von Richthofen – the iconic "Red Baron". Light weight, small size and three wings made the aircraft highly maneuverable and deadly in the hands of an expert pilot but very unforgiving of less experienced pilots. Common for airplanes of that era, a fixed crankshaft configuration allowed the entire engine to spin with the propeller, creating strong gyroscopic forces that adversely affected the airplane's handling under power.

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Corgi's 1:48 scale Dr.Is capture the unmistakable lines of the real aircraft, including ailerons that extend beyond the upper wing-tips. Fine gauge wire represents the structurally significant bracing wires found on the actual aircraft. Additionally, the mold faithfully replicates the complex contours of the entire aircraft, simulating a stretched fabric covering. A detailed pilot figure sits behind the twin Spandau machine guns. Up front, the propeller and engine are nicely detailed and free to rotate in unison behind the cowling. The model rests on rolling rubber tires that accurately reproduce the gray color vulcanized natural rubber takes on after prolonged exposure to sunlight.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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