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1:32 Fokker D.VII Schwerin
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 06:12 AM UTC


The long awaited Wingnut Wings 1:32 Fokker D.VII has been released. Here we will crack the box on #32011 the Schwerin built version. What a great Christmas gift!



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JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 01:41 AM UTC
I had a request for clarification on the radiator half shroud.



This image dates back to the Edu. Royal build here at Aeroscale. Merlin was requesting information on ribtapes. As you can see the small shroud goes over the top of the radiator shell on the viewer's left (pilot's right).

Also a bit of something from a past post.

". . .So here is a little info about what types and when the Fokker D.VII (Schwerin) series had various lozenge applications. I credit this to the late Dan San Abbott.

The early Fokker built fok. D.VII were covered with with 4 color printed fabric; Serial numbers D.230/18 to D.374/17 wings 4 color fabric, fuselage and tailplane streaked deep green to light green. under surfaces turquoise.
D.375/18 to D.526/18 were covered with 4 color fabric.(D.402/18 was covered in 5 color, Jasta 16b, Uffz.Holtzem. See the note below.)
D.4250/18 to D.4449/18 were covered with 4 color fabric.
D.5050/18 to D.5149/18 were covered with 4 color fabric.
D.7604/18 to D.7805/18 were covered with both the 4 color and 5 color fabrics, which occurred between D.7772/18 and D.7788/18.
D. 10300/18 to 10399/18 were covered with 5 color fabric.
Throughout the production, Fokker Flugzeugwerke used 4 color fabric on the Fok. D.VI, Fok.D.VII and the Fok. E.V (D.VIII). In a few instances, some early production Fok. D.VII machines were covered with 5 color fabric, i.e. Fok. D.VII D.402/18. . ."