Re: Eduard 1/72 Fokker D.VIII

Jess Stuart (
Thu, 4 Jan 1996 11:53:54 -0800 (PST)

> >> structure also changed internally. On the forward edge of the wing at the
> >> end of each constant chord section should appear the usuual Fokker
> >> "stacking pad"
> >
> > What is a "stacking pad"?
> >
> Stacking pads are small metal "bumps" about 35mm in diameter that were
> attached to many Fokker designed aircraft. They are put on the leading edge
> of the wing to prevent scuffing the leading edge during assembly or
> transport. Most German A/c traveled by car trailer and rail
> quite often so diasassembly was a regular thing.

Rather clever of them. Thanks for the info 8^)

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