Fokker DR.1 Dreidecker 425/17, Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen, Jasta 11, JG.1, Cappy Aerodrome, France, 21st April, 1918
Manfred von Richthofen is regarded as one of the most skilled pilots of WWI and developed his formidable reputation in the iconic red Fokker Dr.1.
Just added to the 2018 Corgi Range - this Special Edition model commemorates 100 years since the death of this ace fighter pilot.
Duty and compassion were driving forces in his life and he found it difficult to cope with life away from his Squadron – he would, however, make a point of visiting injured airmen he had engaged in combat, or laying a wreath at the grave of those who perished. As with many of the great aces of WWI, Baracca would not survive the conflict, falling to ground fire whilst strafing enemy trenches on 19th June, 1918. His score of 34 aerial victories earned him the title of Italy’s ‘Ace of aces’ and celebrated national hero, whilst also becoming one of the highest scoring aces of the Great War.
• Item: AA38308
• Scale: 1:48