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Eduard 1/48 Fokker D VIII BiPlane Profi-Pack Kit

Eduard 1/48 Fokker D VIII BiPlane Profi-Pack Kit

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EDU-8085
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Ownership of this aircraft remains a mystery. Some sources attach it to a Marine-Feldjagstaffel. Aircraft within these units, however, had their horizontal tail surfaces painted yellow, while this aircraft was adorned with stripes. This leads us to believe that the aircraft served with Jasta 8, who marked their Fokker D.VIIs in a similar fashion. Jasta 8 was formed in September 1916 and was based at airfield (Feldflieger Abtailung) FFA6. It was progressively attached to several Jagdgruppe (JGr) when in March of 1918, Jasta 8 was permanently attached to JGrI, which was commanded by von Bentheim. Among the units most prolific aces was W. Gottsch (20 kills, left Jasta 8 prior to the introduction of the Fokkers into inventory), W. Seitz (16 kills) and R. Francke (15 kills). Jasta 8 compiled a total of 91 victories during the course of the First World War, for the cost of five killed and eight wounded pilots.

At the close of the First World War, the Polish Air Force obtained a number of Fokker E.V.s, and these went to Number 7‚ Kosciuszkowske‘ Squadron and were employed against Russian Bolsheviks. Aircraft 183/18 (number 002) was assigned to Cpt. Stefan Bastyr. For this native Teranovan, the battle against Bolsheviks was not a new concept. Already as a reserve officer (Lt.i.Res.) of the Austro-Hungarian Air Force, he operated with Flik 10 on the eastern front. On the fourth of June, 1916 as an aerial observer, he shared in the downing of a Russian Farman.

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  • Decals: Eduard
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