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Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 40: Fokker Dr I Aces of World War I
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Condition: Brand New
Topic: WWI (1914-18)
Subject: Military & War
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Publication Year: 2001
Language: English
Format: Paperback

Undoubtedly the most famous fighter type to see service on either side during World War 1, the Fokker Dr I was a revelation when it entered service on the western front in 1917. Manfred von Richthofen's JG 1 'circus' was the first Jasta to completely re-equip with the new fighter, and in the skilled hands of its numerous aces the Dr I proved a formidable opponent. The Dr I remained in service on the Western Front until replaced by the superior Fokker D VII in May 1918. Just weeks prior to that, however, Germany's leading ace, the great 'Red Baron', had been killed at the controls of a Dr I.