Red Baron’s WWI German Fokker triplane rebuilt by flying enthusiast

A post that is a little bit topical at the moment, especially with a contingent of the Association over in France for the 11/11/11 commemoration.

Aviation enthusiast Paul Ford has built himself an exact replica of the Red Baron’s Fokker triplane. He spent endless hours, and £180,000 on the aircraft – and it’s now available for passengers to take part in mock dog-fights. The original Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker, a German World War One fighter plane, was made famous by Manfred Von Richtofen, ‘The Red Baron’. He downed at least 70 allied pilots until his death in 1918.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/11225530/Red-Barons-WWI-German-Fokker-triplane-rebuilt-by-flying-enthusiast.html

 

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