Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009
Plastic model kit, assembly required.  Glue, paint and finishing supplies not included.
PLEASE NOTE:  The engine has been started on this kit, please see images. All other parts included in factory sealed bags.  Heavily discounted. Box shows shelf wear.  Kit is sold as-is. No returns.
Released in March 2010 - SOLD OUT on 5 February 2015 - 28cm x 23cm - Relatively simple rigging - High quality Cartograf decals for 5 aircraft • 152 high quality injection moulded plastic parts • Optional radiators, flares, windscreens, flare gun, headrest and 4 propellers • Highly detailed Daimler-Mercedes D.III/IIIa/IIIaü engine • 9 photo-etched metal detail parts including LMG 08/15 Spandau cooling jackets • Fine in scale rib tape detail • Full rigging diagrams

Albatros Flugzeugwerke GmbH were responsible for some of the most graceful and effective fighters of the Great War. Their twin gun, semi-monocoque plywood Albatros D.1 powered by a 160PS Daimler Mercedes D.III engine arrived at the front in September 1916 and achieved instant air superiority over its main opposition of Nieuport 11 and DH.2 fighters. Followed immediately by the slightly improved D.II and in December by the much improved D.III with a V strutted sesqiplane wing greatly influenced by the successful Neiuport fighters. The D.III was more maneuverable than the D.II and its single spar lower "half" wing afforded greater visibility for the pilot but was also the cause of numerous, and usually fatal, structural failures. Despite much effort this problem was never completely resolved. Nevertheless the D.III remained in production well into late 1917.



Even as the excellent D.III went into production plans were underway for its successor, the Albatros D.V. Retaining the wings of the D.III but with aileron controls routed through the upper wing and with a redesigned fuselage completely oval in section, the D.V was arguably the best looking of all Albatros designs. Unfortunately it inherited the lower wing structural failure problem of the D.III and turned out to not be any real improvement over its predecessor. Despite this the Albatros D.V, along with the slightly re-designed D.Va, was manufactured in greater numbers than any previous German fighter of the war (only surpassed later by the Fokker D.VII, of which incidentally Albatros manufactured the great majority). One must presume, given the D.V"s apparent shortcomings, this was because Albatros had the production capability to fulfill the requirements of the rapidly expanding number of Jagdstaffelin under the Amerika Program. And it was available.



Appearing in May 1917 and shortly outclassed by the improved SE.5a, Sopwith Camel and SPAD fighters being fielded by the allies at the time, in the hands of a talented pilot the beautiful (and plentiful), Albatros D.V and D.Va were quite capable of holding their own. Flown by most of Germany"s top aces of the time, Albatros D.Vs continued to provide good service even when superceded by the newer Fokker Dr.1, Pfalz D.III and IIIa fighters. Even after the introduction of the superb Fokker D.VII, Albatros D.Vs could still be found equipping front line Jastas right up to the armistice, though most had been relegated to training duties by this time. Any history of this important aircraft here is of necessity very brief, therefore we encourage you to seek out any, or all, of the reference books mentioned below for a more thorough understanding of this important aircraft.ds can be given for combining separate orders.

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Wingnut Wings 1/32 German Albatros D.V Started OOP VHTF 32009

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Plastic model kit, assembly required.  Glue, paint and finishing supplies not included.
PLEASE NOTE:  The engine has been started on this kit, please see images. All other parts included in factory sealed bags.  Heavily discounted. Box shows shelf wear.  Kit is sold as-is. No returns.
Released in March 2010 - SOLD OUT on 5 February 2015 - 28cm x 23cm - Relatively simple rigging - High quality Cartograf decals for 5 aircraft • 152 high quality injection moulded plastic parts • Optional radiators, flares, windscreens, flare gun, headrest and 4 propellers • Highly detailed Daimler-Mercedes D.III/IIIa/IIIaü engine • 9 photo-etched metal detail parts including LMG 08/15 Spandau cooling jackets • Fine in scale rib tape detail • Full rigging diagrams

Albatros Flugzeugwerke GmbH were responsible for some of the most graceful and effective fighters of the Great War. Their twin gun, semi-monocoque plywood Albatros D.1 powered by a 160PS Daimler Mercedes D.III engine arrived at the front in September 1916 and achieved instant air superiority over its main opposition of Nieuport 11 and DH.2 fighters. Followed immediately by the slightly improved D.II and in December by the much improved D.III with a V strutted sesqiplane wing greatly influenced by the successful Neiuport fighters. The D.III was more maneuverable than the D.II and its single spar lower "half" wing afforded greater visibility for the pilot but was also the cause of numerous, and usually fatal, structural failures. Despite much effort this problem was never completely resolved. Nevertheless the D.III remained in production well into late 1917.



Even as the excellent D.III went into production plans were underway for its successor, the Albatros D.V. Retaining the wings of the D.III but with aileron controls routed through the upper wing and with a redesigned fuselage completely oval in section, the D.V was arguably the best looking of all Albatros designs. Unfortunately it inherited the lower wing structural failure problem of the D.III and turned out to not be any real improvement over its predecessor. Despite this the Albatros D.V, along with the slightly re-designed D.Va, was manufactured in greater numbers than any previous German fighter of the war (only surpassed later by the Fokker D.VII, of which incidentally Albatros manufactured the great majority). One must presume, given the D.V"s apparent shortcomings, this was because Albatros had the production capability to fulfill the requirements of the rapidly expanding number of Jagdstaffelin under the Amerika Program. And it was available.



Appearing in May 1917 and shortly outclassed by the improved SE.5a, Sopwith Camel and SPAD fighters being fielded by the allies at the time, in the hands of a talented pilot the beautiful (and plentiful), Albatros D.V and D.Va were quite capable of holding their own. Flown by most of Germany"s top aces of the time, Albatros D.Vs continued to provide good service even when superceded by the newer Fokker Dr.1, Pfalz D.III and IIIa fighters. Even after the introduction of the superb Fokker D.VII, Albatros D.Vs could still be found equipping front line Jastas right up to the armistice, though most had been relegated to training duties by this time. Any history of this important aircraft here is of necessity very brief, therefore we encourage you to seek out any, or all, of the reference books mentioned below for a more thorough understanding of this important aircraft.ds can be given for combining separate orders.

We are not responsible for any taxes, duty, VAT, customs or other fees on the receiver’s end.

Check out our other items, and save on shipping!

To receive combined shipping, place the items you wish to purchase in your cart and the shipping discount will be automatically calculated at checkout.

 

Please complete all your shopping before checking out, we cannot combine shipping on separate orders.

Sorry, no shipping refunds can be given for combining separate orders.

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