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Fokker D.VIII – armament

The Spandau lMG 08/15, nicknamed “The Devil’s Paintbrush”, was a derivative of the MG 08 machine gun, adopted for use on aircrafts. The original version was a 57-kg, sled-mounted infantry weapon based on the 1884 Maxim. It had a water-cooled barrel – the design included a 3.7 liters container of water, and was of a […]

Fokker D.VIII – references

The Fokker E.V entered service in August 1918, as a successor to the wildly successful D.VII model. The most striking difference is the elimination of the lower wing, which had a number of obvious advantages. However, the design was risky, and this risk materialized pretty quickly with the single parasol wing breaking mid-flight on several […]

Fokker D.VIII – kick off

The first project documented on this blog is going to be a Fokker D.VIII from Eduard in 1/48th scale ( https://www.scalemates.com/kits/eduard-8085-fokker-dviii–1132582 ) The kit is a rebox of the 2006 issue. While it is a bit dated, the kit looks promising, with crisp details, little flash and clear instructions. The build will certainly be … […]