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L D Williams
Drawing - Pen And Ink With Pastel Tinting
The Fokker D VII was considered perhaps the best fighter plane of the First World War, it certainly was a sturdy beauty. This example was flown by Offizierstellvertreter Fritz Blumenthal, shot down in the machine by R.F.C.'s Captain Frederick R.G. McCall on the morning of August 12, 1918. Blumenthal survived and was captured by British Forces. The thing that made the Fokker were the thick, high lift cantilever wings and its Mercedes engine. It could literally hang on its prop vertically and fire straight up into the belly of its foe. The point of aim was invariably the cockpit and the pink or black body of the opposing pilot. Very effective. It was merciful to kill the other pilot instantly. It saved him the long and often horrible, fiery ride all the way to the earth, thousands of feet below.
April 15th, 2013
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