World War I - German
Coming on the scene late in the war, April 1918, the Fokker D.VII quickly proved itself generally superior to the Sopwith Camels, SE-5As and Spads which it generally faced. A measure of the respect it had earned among the warring factions can be gauged by the fact that the terms of the Armistice specifically stated that all surviving D.VIIs had to be turned over to the victorious countries. Powered by a Mercedes 160 hp engine the aircraft's speed, maneuverability, exceptional rate of climb and durability quickly made it a favorite among German pilots, including Baron Manfred von Richthofen. At the end of the war over 800 D.VIIs were on the front lines. This Fokker D.VII is also owned by C. C. Air Corp.
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