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ROD-013 1/72 Fokker D.VII early (OAW) model kit

Roden ROD-013 1/72 Fokker D.VII early (OAW) model kit
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ROD-013 1/72 Fokker D.VII early (OAW) model kit

Roden 1/72 Fokker D.VII early (OAW) model kit. Pic.1
Roden 1/72 Fokker D.VII early (OAW) model kit. Pic.1

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On April 1918 new fighters Fokker D.VII were delivered to the most known and experienced hunting units (Jastas). This plane is seriously differed among all others fighters of that time, especially for it's excellent flying performances, strong construction and highly liveness. British and French pilots, who's meet new fighter in the sky of Western Front, gave it nickname "square-nosed". Dogfights with "square nosed" planes was fatal for allied planes in majority of cases.
First batches of Fokker D.VII were built directly on the Fokker plants in Schwerin. German Air Commanding need a more quantity of new fighters and soon Albatros Werke received order to produce D.VII under license. Apart head plants, located in Johannisthal, Albatros company had a branch plants in Schneidemuhl, named Ostdeutschen Albatros Werken. Possibilities of the OAW factory allowed build more aircrafts than Albatros and Fokker plants build together.
Early OAW - built planes were similar to Fokker - built machines in almost details. Main difference was four-color lozenge fabric on all surfaces apart nose, where distinctive "giraffe" like pattern is applied, - mauve stains on the green cowling.
On May 1918 firsts shame news came from the Front: several D.VII crashed after inflight fires; origin of these troubles was unknown until It.F. Friedrichs survived after same accident. He reported that ammunition in his aircraft caught fire and main fuel tank and fuels vapor around the engine flashed also.
Ammunitions installation was improved. For best ventilation of engine many additional louvers on the lateral panels were added. Through all period when OAW build Fokker D.VII, different submodification had non-similar external points of cooling system.
About 2000 Fokker D.VII was built by OAW in total, - larger than 50% from all built of this particular type. Allies captured big quantity of uncompleted OAW's D.VII after occupation of this Germany's region.

Fokker D.VII (OAW) - license-built version of most famous WWI German aircraft, which built on the OAW factory at Schneidmuhl OAW - built machines externally differed from Fokker-built planes mainly with additional louvers on the lateral panels. OAW - built was the most spreaded version among all D.VII built. Many famous aces like Ernst Udet, Eduard von Schleich and Ulrich Neckel filed on this type.

Performances
Wing span - 8,93 m
Length - 7,00 m
Empty weight - 757 kg
Take of weight - 959 kg
Speed max. - 190 km/h
Time of 5000 m altitude reaching - 35 min
Engine, type (power) - Mercedes D.lla (160/180 h.p.) or Mercedes D.lla (180/200 h.p.)
Machine - guns 2xLMG 08/15 Spandau