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Fokker DVII (Alb) 817/18 "Nickchen IV" Fritz Blumenthal, Jasta 53

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Wingnut Wings Fokker DVII (Alb) kit, Taurus valve train, springs, plugs, manifold nuts, and priming cups, HGW seat belts and Mercedes throttle linkage, Steven Robson wire wheel, Doug Craner Heine prop, Gaspatch turnbuckles, Master MG15/08 jackets and barrels, RB Productions radiator grills, and Aviattic lozenge (4 colour factory fresh on the fuselage and lower wing over-sprayed with 'brown glaze', 5 colour faded on the replacement upper wing) and a few scratch built bits and bobs.


According to the RAF report on this captured machine (G/5Bde/20), it had Mercedes Nr. 34358 and machine guns nos. 6121 and 4952. It had a Heine prop, Nr. 29907. The report described the nose and tail as white with printed camouflage (4 colour lozenge) fabric on the airframe. The upper wing was a replacement (covered in 5 colour lozenge). It had a "wide white line with blue edging on fuselage behind pilot". It was flown by Fritz Blumenthal of Jasta 53. When it was captured it had the black cross on the rudder (unlike what appears in the famous photo). The fabric in this area was apparently souvenired after capture.











































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