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Fokker

This Fokker DR.1 beongs to The Great War Flying Museum, based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They have a fantastic collection of WW1 aircraft that are brought out to airshows during the summer months. It's rather amazing to see the history and man's progression of flight at an airshow when you watch these WW1 aircraft take to the skies which are then followed by a P-51 and then an F-16! How far we've come :)

 

Registration: C-GDRI

Paint Scheme: Green and blue, Leutnant Paul Bäumer

Year Completed: 1996

First Flight: 14 July 1996

Plan set used: Redfern

Engine Type: Jacobs L4Mb

This aircraft represented a long time project for its builder, who unfortunately died not long after its completion. It was purchased by the GWFM as a flying aircraft although has required on-going work in order to bring it up to museum standards. Painted in the colours of Vzfw Paul Baumer, Fok. Dr I 204.17 as worn with Jasta Boelcke. When acquired this aircraft was painted light blue overall with the exception of its markings and looked rather strange. The application of the green streaking to the upper surfaces went a long way to making it look more correct, although the oversized nose is a clear nod to its large, non-standard engine.

 

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Taken on May 22, 2009