About Fokker E.III Eindecker:
In the race for a better aircraft, Anthony Fokker set out to design a monoplane that had better top speed and maneuverability than any Allied aircraft. One of the principle problems was mounting a machine gun behind a moving propeller. The Allies had developed something called “deflector gear”, which consisted of a metal plate attached to prevent bullets from tearing up the wooden propeller. Fokker took it a step further and designed “interrupter gear”, which synchronized the machine gun to the propeller. This technology allowed for the design of the Eindecker.
The Fokker E-series aircraft remained dominant in the skies through the spring of 1916. Allied airmen referred to the E.III as the “Fokker Scourge”, as these warplanes shot down over 1000 Allied aircraft.
Speed: 85 mph (140 km/h)
Engine: 100hp Oberursel nine-cylinder rotary piston engine
Armament: One or two 7.92mm forward-facing machine guns
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The Fokker E.III Eindecker kit comes with the following features
- Designed by John Canepa
- Custom-printed pilot minifigure
- Authentic wing support cables
- Moving propeller and rear flaps
- High-quality sticker sheet
- BrickArms® Maxim Air-Barrel Machine Gun
- Includes 257 genuine new-condition LEGO® & BrickArms® elements
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.