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Richard Wenzl speaks about “typenprüfungen” in Adlershof

Event ID: 576

19 January 1918

52.433333, 13.516667

Source ID: 33

Richthofen, Beyond the legend of the Red Baron, Peter Kilduff, Arms and Armour, 1993

ISBN: 1854091271

These Typenprüfungen were an achievement of Richthofen, who was of the viewpoint that not just any old home-front pilot, most of all (not) one working for one of the aircraft companies, should be the man who determines what will be flown at the Front. Thus, representatives from all of the Jagdstaffeln at the Front came to these tests. The individual types were test-flown, (and) then the gentlemen agreed amongst themselves on which types were best suited at the moment…

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