The plywood Fokker (revisited)

Bill Shatzer (
Wed, 17 Jan 1996 00:13:28 -0800

To return to a subject visited on the list a couple of months
back, I've stumbled across another photo of what is identified
as a 'wood' fuselaged Fokker D.VII on page 43 of Nowarra's
"The Fokker Dr.1 and D.VII in World War I". This aircraft
(Fok D.VII 7756/18) appears to be a completely different aircraft
than the alleged 'plywood Fokker" shown on page 5 of the Datafile or
on page 9 of the old Profile Publications D.VII book - at
least the lozenge patterns and the Balkenkruez are/appear to be
completely different.

So, the question now arises:

1. Were there -two- plywood Fokkers?
2. Was there -one- plywood Fokker which was recovered and/or repainted?
3. Did Nowarra get it wrong or did Rimmel and the Profile get it wrong?

My own thoughts are that 7756 seems a little late in the numbering
sequence for the plywood experiment but.......

Thoughts or enlightenments?


Bill Shatzer - -or- -
"Not everything that counts can be counted and not every thing
 that can be counted, counts."  -Albert Einstein-