NEW! FOKKER F.I/DR.I Model Special by Ray Rimell/ Richard Alexander




Truly ground-breaking for its time, the all-metal corrugated aluminium Junkers D.I fighter never enjoyed much service use in wartime but marked a significant leap forward in aeronautical development and sired a long series of famous types that became some of the longest-serving aircraft in history. This unique DATAFILE covers its history with over 70 rare archive and close-up images; plans in two scales plus colours and markings data,three colour profiles and a model kit survey that establishes its popularity with kit manufacturers. 

THE revolutionary all-metal monoplanes designed under the direction of the fore-sighted  Professor Hugo Junkers in 1917 were progenitors of a long and very successful series of aircraft examples several of which, in the form of the famous WWII Ju.52 trimotor still fly to this day.The  WWI Junkers D.I monoplane fighters are carefully described and illustrated by Peter M Grosz with over 70 archive and close-up photos plus detailed contemporary British line drawings of D.I  components drawn from post-war study of  four abandoned examples found in Belgium. Ian Stair provides 1:48 and 1:72 scale plans of this diminutive design ,whilst there are colours and markings notes plus three rear cover colour side profiles.These depict the unpainted 1918 D.I  prototype; short-fuselage D.I 5185/18 and long-fuselage D.I 5180/18: both versions being featured in the scale plans section. Fulsome appendices, colour notes,photos of the sole survivor in France and a model kit survey complete this unique monograph.

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