Fokker D.VIII Model

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Museum Model

A total of 381 aircraft were produced, but only 85 reached the frontline service before the Armistice. Some reached Italy, Japan, the United States, and England as trophies, but most were scrapped in accordance with the terms of the Armistice.This Fokker model represents a German parasol-monoplane fighter aircraft designed by Reinhold Platz and built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke.

The airplane was dubbed the Flying Razor by Allied Pilots due to its sleek appearance and single wing. It had the distinction of scoring the least aerial victories in the war. It was the last production fighter of the German Air Service in 1918. The Polish Air Force captured 17 aircraft, but only seven were in airworthy condition. All were used against Soviet forces in the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920.

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Flying example

 

Length 19 feet 3 inches                      Empty weight 893 pounds 

Gross weight 1,334 pounds               Maximum speed 127 MPH                      
Guns: two 7.92 mm Spandau MG08 machine guns
 
Powerplant: Oberursel UR.II 9 cylinder, air cooled rotary @ 110 HP
Source: en.wikipedia.org