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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse10 Nov 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

…Than Just One Fokker.

"Though more than 100 years have passed and his record of aerial success was surpassed in WWII, to this day the flying ace that virtually everyone knows of is Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron." His red Fokker Dr.1 triplane is lodged in our collective memories. Actually, the plane is perhaps more widely known than his kill tally of eighty.

At air shows throughout the Western world, replicas of his famous red Dr.1 can be seen tooling through the sky, turning on a dime and chasing down the Sopwith Camels, Spads, and other Allied planes of the time.

"The Red Baron" flies regularly at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, New York. If the announcer suggested that the "Red Baron" had taken to the air, and the crowd didn't see a red triplane, most would be confused and disappointed, but not those who really knew about "the Baron"…."
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Old Wolfman21 Dec 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

He scored many of his victories in an Albatros D-II or D-III,and was looking forward to trying out the Fokker D-VII before he finally was brought down in April '18 .

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