Fokker Dr 1 "Dreidecker"

The Fokker Dr 1 triplane was built after the British built Sopwith Triplane entered service in 1917. It was specifically designed for dog fighting and was small, lightweight, and highly maneuverable. While not as fast as other planes, it could easily out climb any other aircraft of the time.

The Dr 1 had a tubular steel construction, which eliminated the need for wire bracing on the wings, but was prone to structural failure in the upper wing.

Made famous by Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron", the Fokker Dr 1 was flown by several other German aces. Fewer than 350 saw service and were all used on the Western front.

Country of Manufacture Germany
First Year of Service 1917
Wing Span 23.6 ft | 7.2 m
Length 18.9 ft | 5.8 m
Height 9.6 ft | 2.9 m
Weight 1290 lbs | 585 kg
Engine 9 cylinder air-cooled rotary engine, 110hp
Top Speed 103 mph | 165 km/h
Range 186 miles | 300 km
Armament 2 Spandau 7.92mm machine guns
Crew 1


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 39913 vertices, 46428 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture. Dr1s and other German planes also carried markings next to the cockpit with payload limits and weight information.