It has been said before: The Fokker D.VII biplane had a major impact at the end of the Great War. In 1917 the Germans badly needed a replacement for the Fokker Dr.1 triplane to counter the air superiority of the Nieuports and the SPAD's. Fokker entered the Johannisthal aircraft competition with his new fighter design, the V.11, and won the contract to build the famous Fokker D.VII in large numbers.

Many books have been written about the general history of the airplane, but little has been documented about the way the D.VII was constructed; how and why it was built of steel and wood and the many interesting design features that made the D.VII such a unique example of simplicity and functionality.

After the war, the French, British and Americans carried out extensive research and structural load testing on captured D.VII's. We owe it to the researchers that today we know more about the flying characteristics and strength of this airplane.

the drawings

Original construction drawings and technical descriptions of this famous airplane are scarce, with only a few drawings made by Fokker in existence. Over the years researchers have made new drawings of the major components like the fuselage, tail and wings. However detailed sketches of the smaller components have not been put on paper, until now!

You are now able to build your reproduction Fokker D.VII or scale model to the highest level of authenticity. Drawings of all the previously undocumented parts are now available as a result of detailed studies of D.VII's in museums throughout Europe.

A complete set of drawings consists of 84 detailed drawings in easy-to-handle A3 and A4 formats. The text is in Dutch with an English translation included. One set of drawings cost $ 270 or € 200, postage paid.

how to order

The drawings can be ordered from;
Dick Funcke, Westeinde 242, 1647 MK Berkhout
The Netherlands

phone : (31) (0)229 551971
e-mail :

IBAN/SEPA number NL89INGB0001804461
ING Bank N.V.

Or send a cheque to my home address (above).