Fokker DVII

Contributed by Royal Air Force Museum London

The German Fokker D.VII was the equal of, if not better than, the British SE5s, Camels and French SPADs, and is considered to be one of the outstanding fighters of the First World War.

At a time when Allied aircraft were still largely made of wood, the Fokker DVII introduced a welded steel tube fuselage frame, a concept which was not copied by other countries for some years. Its qualities were so admired by the Allies that in the Treaty of Versailles it was the only item of military equipment mentioned by name to ensure the entire stock was passed to the victors.

The Museum's Fokker is one of only six genuine DVIIs to survive.

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