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Lot 7104: Fokker Dr.1 (V.4) mit Kennzeichen 409/19
03 November 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Fokker Dr.1 (V.4), a well-constructed flying scale model of this famous World War One fighter, immortalised by Werner Voss, Manfred von Richthofen and other Imperial German Air Force pilots, the wood airframe covered with fine fabric and panelling, with dummy pilot bust, the upper fuselage with well-modelled Spandau machine guns, the strut braced mainplanes finished in the camouflage and markings of the period, with additional personal markings of Lt. Wilhelm Papenmeier of Jasta Boelcke and frame number 409/19 as of March 2018, the tail plane, with Maltese cross, painted black on the starboard side and white on the port side, with fully working flying control surfaces and rudder, the lower mainplane with protective skids close to the tips, the engine cowling enclosing a single cylinder petrol engine driving a two blade wood propeller (61 cm), the aircraft on strut-braced main undercarriage, the wheels with rubber tyres and rear fuselage with tail skid, 180 cm wingspan. Flown by Lt. Wilhelm Papenmeier, Fokker Dr.1 214/19 was damaged during a British bombing raid on Marcke on 13th March 1918, repaired and flown by Papenmeier until he was killed in action on 18th March 1918.
Condition Report: II