Albatros D.V – German Fighter Aircraft

Brickmania
$235.00
Current Stock:
0
SKU:
BKM462
Availability:
Preorder
Weight:
2.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Katya Hodgson
Piece Count:
438 LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

Out of stock

About the Albatros D.V – German Fighter Aircraft:

First produced in 1916 by Albatros Werke, the D series of single-seat fighters was the most produced German aircraft of World War I. By the middle of 1917, the British and the French introduced the S.E. 5 and the Spad VII, respectively, causing the German air superiority to wane. In response, Albatros introduced the D.V with an upgraded Mercedes 180 hp engine and an elliptical cross-section fuselage. This advancement, while creating a lighter and faster aircraft, brought several issues, mainly the added power and reduced weight created upper-wing spar failures. To negate the issue, the wing’s ribs and spars were strengthened. This alteration was reflected in a new model designation, the D.Va.

In total, 4,800 Albatros fighters—of which, 2,500 were D.V and D.Va—were produced during the Great War. The D.V and D.Va proved very capable in the hands of their legendary pilots, which included many of Germany’s notorious aces. For example, Manfred von Richtofen, the famed Red Baron, won 80 of his combat victories in an Albatros aircraft. Perhaps more important, Germany’s committed production of the D.V and D.Va bought time for German engineering and manufacturing to introduce the Fokker D.VII in 1918.

Specifications:

Crew: 1
Armament: 2x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns
Speed: 186 km/h (116 mph, 100 kn)
Range: 350 km

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Built in a brilliant color scheme, the Albatros D.V kit features printed elements, a custom minifig, mounted BrickArms®, and a high-quality sticker sheet.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Katya Hodgson
438 LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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