Fokker D.VI (Windsock Datafile 84)
By Peter M. Grosz
Publisher: Albatros Productions Ltd 2000 35 Pages
PDF 69 MB
With the publication of this DATAFILE (apologies if you were expecting the Short 184, but a last minute North Sea reconnaissance took longer than we thought and it lands next January) our unrivalled coverage of WWI front-line Fokker fighters is now almost complete. The Fokker D.VI never saw extensive wartime service, only a handful of units operating the type, but it did serve well as a trainer, giving fledgling pilots useful experience in handling rotary engine-powered fighters. Although the available D.VI photo record is limited, Peter Grosz supports his narrative with a fine collection of photographs and contemporary drawings while Marty Digmayer provides modellers with extremely detailed scale plans for both V 13/1 and production D.VI aeroplanes.