Re: QUERY: von Raben's Dr.1 (...

Matt Bittner (
Tue, 20 Jun 1995 15:36:00 +0000 wrote: (Do you have a name? I hate to just refer to
you as "drinker".:-))

> I "assumed" ( NEVER assume.... Felix Unger) that it was the leading Dr-1
> ace also. It might be a tie, however, for my records show "about" 34 or 35
> of Jacobs victories coming in the Dr-1. :-)
> He should win a prize anyway for the most outrageous color scheme!!!!
> (see Dr-1 datafile on Dr-1.. special page on Jacobs' plane)

For those not familiar, Josef Jacobs' Dr.I's were all black. His
main mount, 450/17, had a red, white and gold (plus some other colors
thrown in) "devil's head" on both sides of the fuselage. His
Balkenkreuze had large portions of white surround on the wings
(including the top of the lower wing). If you're close to a hobby
shop, check out DML's Dr.I they released for his scheme. Be aware,
though, that you can NOT make his machine straight from the DML box.
There were plenty other changes that one has to scratchbuild/find
alternate parts. If you're interested, let me know.

As "drinker" stated, check out the Dr.I Special for the best color
plates for his Tripe.

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska