Eagle Strike  48-125: Colorful Fokkers

Units: See review


$9.00 ($7.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken


It seems as if Aeromaster/Eagle Strike is on a Fokker D.VII run. This is the third sheet on the subject from their most recent releases. I'm going to ignore the suggested kit listing on the bottom of the instruction sheet as it states it is for the Hasegawa F-14A/D Tomcat!! Actually, the recommended kit is the Dragon Fokker D.VII. There is a note that states that the markings will NOT FIT the Monogram kit. You'll also need a goodly supply of lozenge decals.

First is an OAW built D.VII from Jasta 50. It has a white tail with black stripes. Everything else is covered in lozenge with the struts in either green or mauve.

Next is another OAW D.VII from Jasta 65. This time it is in chocolate brown and light grey. The fuselage markings are very involved and quite nice.

Finally, a green-nosed Jasta 66 plane with everything else covered in lozenge.

Marlon Schultz adds:

The first Fokker D.VII was indeed built by O.A.W.( serial range 4000/18-4199/18)
    This aeroplane belonged to Jasta 50 and was flown by Uffz. Niemszyk. The only information I have on him is that he was a late war pilot- joining Jasta 50 in Sept. 1918 and served until the end of the war. He scored no victories.
Wings and fuselage - four colour lozenge. Rib tapes most likely blue.
 The second aeroplane is Fokker D.VII (OAW) 4649/18. It was flown by Gef. Wilhelm Scheutzel of Jasta 65. He scored one victory
  The personal marking,  "Die Sieben Schwaben"  - " The Seven Swabians" is based on a old fairy tale from south-west Germany.
  The story first written about 1827 is about seven friends who have many adventures. One day they go hunting the Dragon that lives in Lake Constance. When they confront the mythical monster it is only a hare.
 From the factory, O.A.W. wheel centres were dark green with a vignetted mauve centre. Some very early examples from O.A.W. were painted mauve /green in pie shaped quarters.  The first aeroplane (Jasta 50) apparently had the quartered wheel.
The factory finish on metal engine cowlings on O.A.W. built aeroplanes was indeed dark green with painted mauve lozenge.
This aeroplane also 4 colour lozenge wings with most likely blue rib tape.
     The third aeroplane is a late model Fokker built D.VIIF.( serial range  5050/18 - 5149/18)  It was flown by 5 victory ace Vizefeldwebel Wilhelm Stör of Jasta 68.
In the 1935 he won the German Master Aerobatic Contest. During the Second World War took two Bf-109's to Japan.
  The unit marking is the black/white fuselage band, the winged sword was Stör's personal emblem. This winged sword was similar to Hauptman Rudolf Berthold's famous emblem.
Cover aeroplane with four colour lozenge with rib tape cut from the four colour lozenge fabric.
The dark green nose is Fokker factory finish.

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