Fokker EII (late) Eindecker 1:72

Fokker EII (late) Eindecker 1:72

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Fokker EII (late) Eindecker 1:72

$8.99

Item Code: A01086

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Please note - images shown are a prototype

More information on the Fokker EII can be seen in our Airfix Workbench blog

 

Most people would describe the Eindecker as the first purpose built fighter aircraft in the world and although it was by no means the perfect fighting machine, it was to have a huge impact on the air war over the Western Front.

The Fokker Eindecker has to be regarded as one of the most significant aircraft in the history of aerial warfare. It was the first purpose built German fighter aircraft and was unusual in being a monoplane design, at a time when most aircraft designs were of biplane configuration. It also possessed a huge technological innovation, which gave the aircraft a massive strategic advantage – it was the first aircraft to be fitted with gun synchronization gear. This significant development allowed the machine guns of the Eindecker to fire through the arc of the propeller, without the fear of hitting the blades themselves. Significantly, this allowed the machine guns to be installed in the eye-line of the pilot and made attacking another aircraft much easier, with a much higher possibility of a securing a victory.

This proved to be a huge advantage for Luftstreitfrafte pilots and led to a period of air superiority for the Germans, over the Western Front. In a period known as ‘The Fokker Scourge’, by Allied pilots, the Eindeckers enjoyed great success against their adversaries, who were so dismissive of the capabilities of their own aircraft, that they referred to them as nothing more than Fokker fodder!

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 35
Dimensions (mm) L100 x W140
Age Suitability 8+

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sssss 4

Great except for decals

This kit was a fantastic one to build, easy. My only problem is that if you don't get the main decals on the wings right the first time they crumple up.

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Nummer Eins!!

What a splendid kit! The Eindecker is one of my favorite airplanes. This kit builds up to an excellent model. I had no particular problems with the fit of the parts and the engineering is excellent. The detail outstanding, setting a new benchmark for the Eindeckers in this scale. My only issue with the decals is the fuselage bands did not line up (unless they aren't supposed to?). Next kit I'll paint them. All in all highly recommended.

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sssss 5

Fantastic - apart from decals

This is the best kit that I've made for ages; Airfix have done a beautiful tooling of this tiny plane - delicate parts that fit together perfectly with an astonishing level of detail - the engine and Spandau machine gun are especially impressive. Because of the scale it's a fragile little kit but it's all very easy to put together. The recommended Humbrol enamel paint works really well but it needed thinning.
Rigging - not compulsory but it does add a lot to the finished model. It helps if you drill through the pre-marked holes in the wings.
The decals were the only let-down - the go-faster stripe is very difficult to apply as it's too big and nothing lines up. I lost patience and left it off in the end. The fuselage iron cross is also too big which doesn't help adhesion.
The markings for the dogfight double version look like a better option; I'm going to order this as well and make a second Fokker as I enjoyed my first one so much.
5 stars, despite the decals, it's that good
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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme.

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