Kagero's Fokker D.VII; The Kaiser's best fighter


Kowalski, Grzywocz and Majsak




18.75 Euros


Scott Van Aken

Notes: Famous Airplanes #9, 88 pages.
ISBN 978-83-65437-67-9

This is the ninth book in the Famous Airplanes series and the first I have seen. It is in the usual 9x12 softbound format that Kagero uses for a lot of its books and contains 88 pages. Like most of their books, it is in both Polish and English.

As many of you know, the Fokker D.VII was specifically mentioned in the Armistice of 1918 that ended the fighting in WWI and was such a successful aircraft that not only was it produced after the war in Holland by Anthony Fokker, but it was also the inspiration for many post war designs. Its steel tube fuselage framing was something not much used prior to this aircraft and was widely copied by others. Some D.VII varieties were in use right up to WWII.

This book is divided into three major sections. The first covers the history of the aircraft. This provides a number of great period photos and is where you will find some scale drawings, mostly in 1/72 scale. The second section covers well over half the book and is basically two kit builds of the Wingnut Wings 1/32 kit. This second section has many very large full color photos. The final section consists of 6 pages with superbly done 3D artwork of cutaways of the airframe. In addition, there are four pages covering the color profiles and camouflage of two D.VIIs.

If you are a fan of kit builds and want a nice history plus some extras, then this is a book I know you will like.

October 2018

Review book courtesy of the fine folks at Kagero. You can get this one at this link. Also available in the US from www.casematepublishing.com

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