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38301 Corgi   Fokker Dr.I Triplane - Jasta 7, Josef Jacobs (1,750) 1/48 £ 0.00
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  Superb 1/48 scale diecast model of Fokker Dr.I Triplane in the excellent livery of Luftstreitkrafte Jasta 7, as flown by ace pilot Josef Jacobs, 1918. Limited edition of only 1,750 pieces, now extremely hard to find.

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.

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 aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other 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 material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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