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Postage Stamp Planes PS5405-1
Albatros D.III Diecast Model
Luftstreitkrafte JG 17, Julius Buckler

1:70 Scale   Length   Width
Albatros D.III   4"   5.25"

Julius Buckler was a German World War I fighter ace credited with 36 victories during the war. He shot down 29 enemy airplanes and 7 observation balloons; two other victories went unconfirmed. He was one of only four German fighter aces to win Germany's highest decorations for valor for both enlisted man and officer. He scored first aerial victory on 17 December 1916 over Bras, France. On November 18, 1917 he was commissioned as a Leutnant, wounded 4th times on November 30 and awarded the Pour le Merite on December 4, 1917 while recovering from his wounds. By 16 April 1918 he was after returning to Jagdstaffel 17 Julius Buckler has two airplanes dedicated for his personal use named "Mops" and "Lilly". He flew "Mops" and "Lilly" to score three more victories before he was severely wounded yet again on 6 May 1918. His next victory came five months later on October 5, 1918. He scored twice more in the final days of the war, and had his second unconfirmed triumph on 8 November 1918.

Albatros D.III

Designed by Robert Thelen as a much advanced DII, the DIII was first flown in 1916.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" 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.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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