Re: Fokker D-VI

Allan Wright (
Wed, 8 Feb 1995 14:39:01 -0500 (EST)

Charles Says:
> Were you aware that there is a new resin kit of the Fokker D-VI
> available in 1/72?? It is a vailable from Ragwings for about $20.00.

No I wasn't - thanks for the info. I have also been informed that
Aeroclub has a Vac kit with Injection wings available. I think are
talking about the same kit though.

> in the nesar future. As far as colors are concerned, there is some
> material available but it is scattered, this a/c hasn't received the type
> of coverage of its more famous stable mates. References are not in front
> of me but I seem torecall that these a/c have painted finsihes, i.e. blue
> undersurfaces (oh no !!) with green painted upper surfaces (need to check
> this more exactly, check here tomorrow). I don't recall these ships
> covered with lozenge fabric.
> Assignment of Fokker D-VIs to front line units usually preceeded the
> arrival of Fokker Dr-Is. The main function of the D-VI was to give the
> pilots practice using rotary engines versus the Mercedes in the Albatros
> types. I seem to recall that use of the D-VI in combat was limited, if
> it was used at all.

The reference I have sets the delivery of the first production machines
at April 26th 1918. Thanks for the color info - any followup would be
greatly appreciated.

> Has someone else out there bought the Ragwings kit ? Would love to
> hear about the D-VI or their other two kits, the Bristol Scout D or the
> Pfalz E-I.
> Charles Hart

Thanks Charles,