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.