Fokker D.VII

Brass air pressure gauge attached to green framing of Fokker D.VII aircraft
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In response to the loss of air superiority in late 1917, the Germans organized a competition for new fighter designs held in January 1918. The in-line engine winner was the Fokker D.VII. The D.VII's unique ability to seemingly "hang on its propeller," and fire into the unprotected underside of enemy aircraft made it a highly feared combat opponent.

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01/02/2014

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Eric Long

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