Fokker D.VII Zoom

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Fokker D.VII

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A WWI era aircraft. Includes moving flaps, landing gear, and a blade blur prop. Compatible with Poser only.
$8.95

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The Fokker D.VII was a late World War I fighter aircraft designed by Reinhold Platz of the Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. When introduced into combat in 1918, it quickly proved to be superior to existing Allied fighters, leading to a second Fokker Scourge. The D.VII was the only weapon specifically mentioned by name in the armistice agreements at the end of the war.

In January 1918, a competition to select a new fighter was held at Adlershof. For the first time, frontline pilots would directly participate in the evaluation and selection of new fighters. Fokker sent in the V.11 along with several other prototypes. Manfred von Richthofen flew the V.11 and found it tricky, unpleasant, and directionally unstable in a dive. In response to these complaints, Fokker modified the V.11 by lengthening the fuselage and adding a fixed fin in front of the rudder. Upon flying the modified V.11, Richthofen praised it as the best aircraft of the Adlershof competition. It offered excellent performance from the outdated Mercedes engine, yet it was safe and easy to fly. Richthofen's recommendation virtually decided the competition, but he was not alone in recommending it. Fokker immediately received a provisional order for 400 V.11 aircraft.

Manfred von Richthofen died only days before the plane was introduced and never flew it in combat. Other pilots, including Hermann Göring, quickly racked up victories and generally lauded the design. Supplies were limited at first, but by July there were 407 on charge. Larger numbers were available by August, when they achieved 565 victories. The D.VII eventually equipped 46 Jagdstaffeln. When the war ended in November, 775 D.VII aircraft were in service.

Postwar, the D.VII saw extensive use in the United States, where 142 captured examples were evaluated. War prizes were also sent to France, Great Britain, and Canada. Other countries used the D.VII operationally. The D.VII served in the Polish (around 50), Dutch, Swiss, and Belgian air forces. It was the most numerous Polish fighter of the Polish-Soviet War.

What's Included & Features:

  • Models
    • Poser Version (.obj, .cr2), with 88,507 polygons
      • Rudder can rotate left to right (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
      • Rear elevator can raise and lower.
      • Wing flaps (ailerons) on the main wings can rotate up and dow
        • An ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers both flaps.
        • An ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers both flaps.
      • A second ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers the flaps opposite each other for banking turns.
      • The landing gear wheels can rotate (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
  • Textures
    • Includes one texture set at 3000x1800 pixels.
  • Poses
    • Hide/ show propeller which hides and shows the blade blur prop.
    • In Flight: levels the aircraft, hides the propeller, and shows the blade blur prop.
    • Landed: angles the aircraft on the ground, shows the propeller, and hides the blade blur.

Original model made by Digimation ModelBank; uploaded and sold here with permission.

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