Albatros D.III 1:72


The Albatros D III saw service on all fronts with the German Air Force between 1916 and 1918. It performed well and was liked by the pilots who flew it.

The Albatross D III was developed to improve the maneuverability of the D II. The main improvement was the 'V' shaped struts that made the wings more rigid. The other noticeable difference was that the wings were not staggered, the lower wing was located immediately below the top wing, the lower wing was also smaller and shorter than the top wing.

The radiator was initially moved to the middle of the top wing but after it was found the radiator leaked water over the guns rendering them inoperable the radiator was moved slightly to the right.

Design of the Albatros D III began in early 1916 and the aircraft saw its first flight in the Autumn of that year. The Albatros D III was introduced into service during December 1916 and January 1917.

Despite having a tendency for the lower wing to fail during high stress maneuvers the Albatros D III's improved performance and high rate of climb ensured the aircraft was a successful and likable fighter.

The Revell kit is finished in the colors of Werner Voss when flying with Jasta 2 during the spring of 1917.Werner Voss was one of the most successful German Aces

The Albatros DIII was a major German fighter during World War One The Albatros DII was a succesful German fighter of World War One The Albatros DIII fighter was the mainstay of the German air service during World War One

Werner Voss was one of Germany's leading aces. He, like Manfred Richthofen, scored the majority of his victories in an Albatros fighter

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  • Model: 10Rev04062
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  • Manufactured by: Revell

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 October, 2013.