Pfalz D.XII Tail and Rudder

Black cross on tail of red and white Pfalz D.XII aircraft
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The German Pfalz D.XII appeared on the western front in the summer of 1918. It climbed satisfactorily and its performance in level flight was comparable to that of the famous Fokker D.VII, but it could not turn as well and it was sluggish in combat. This Pfalz D.XII was used in several famous Hollywood movies in the 1930s. It has been restored as it appeared in the 1938 aviation classic, The Dawn Patrol. Highlighted in this image are the tail and rudder of the Pfalz D.XII.

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05/23/2017

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Mark Avino

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A19540015000-NASM2018-10188

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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