Fokker D.VII

Flight Journal - - GALLERY -

An­drew King, air­craft re­storer and pi­lot

For a World War I air­plane, the Fokker D.VII is re­ally kind of modern. It’s well en­gi­neered with steel-tube fuse­lage con­struc­tion, can­tilever wings, and an in­no­va­tive cock­pit. It’s one of the more com­fort­able World War I cockpits, be­ing fairly deep and wide, which min­i­mizes your ex­po­sure. It was well equipped and com­fort­able. Bri­tish cockpits gave you more in­for­ma­tion but were cramped by com­par­i­son. The Fokker D.VII was a truly ad­vanced de­sign, mak­ing it one of the most deadly fighters to see ser­vice dur­ing the First World War.

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