Picture ID: 102
Linked to event: 400, Fokker Triplane first delivery
Source ID: 12
Caption in Source:
17GW436 The Richthofen brothers, Lothar and Manfred, have their photographs taken alongside one of their new mounts - the Fokker Triplane. This type of machine had its own distinctive handling characteristics; this was especially the case because the engine rotated, wherease the Albatros engines where stationary. Pilots of Geschwader 1 who had only flown the Albatros reeived familiarization of the type by flying first the Fokker DV biplanes, which were not intended for frontline use.