Re: Goring Triplane

Don Rinker (
Fri, 4 Aug 95 19:18 EDT

McLeese stated that Hermann G"oring "briefly
>piloted [sic] a Fokker Dr.I type", but "did not fancy the machine's
>flying behaviour" and quickly discarded it. I have a Ravell kit 'on the
>blocks', and as old 'Lardy' was usually possessed of rather artistic taste (I
>personally think his white Fok D.VII is about the most beautiful machine
>going), I thought I might do this craft.
> The only snag is that I have *no* idea what it looks like!! Can anyone
>come to the rescue on this one?

Goring had a releatively short period where the Dr-1 was available to hime
His last kill in Feb 1918 was in an Alb d-V, and shortly thereafter he went
into the hospital and on convalescent leave. J27 was only beginning to reequip
with Dr-1's in Feb 1918, still having many Alb d-V on strength. By the time
Goring got back into form and scored his next kill in June I beleive, many
groups had already gone to the D-Vll.

Goring flew Dr-1 209/17 ( the one photo Ive seen is the same mentioned in
the Harlyford Red Baron book)....
Alex Imrie believes this Dr-1 was marked with white cabanes,landing gear
legs,wheel disks,cowling,tailplane and aft fuselage. I do not have the three
view of this, but Dan San Abbott may have done this scheme in a three view.