Junkers D.I

Junkers D.I

I lager: Ja

Pris: 1 999,00 kr


Model features Released on 24 April 2018 - 28cm x 21cm - High quality (extra thin) Cartograf decals with markings for 5 colour schemes - 124 high quality injection moulded plastic parts - Optional fuselage spine corrugations, foot steps, propellers, Daimler-Mercedes 180hp D.IIIa & 200hp D.IIIau engine details and “wings removed” diorama display option - Authentically reproduced corrugated Duralumin surface details, lapped panels & hatches and raised rivets - 11 photo-etched metal detail parts - No interplane struts and (almost) no rigging makes this model the perfect introduction to First World War aircraft modelling. The revolutionary Junkers D.1 all metal monoplane fighter entered service in late 1918 and can trace it"s lineage back to Professor Hugo Junkers" 1912 patent for a thick cantilever wing design intended to increase lift and reduce drag. This cantilever wing design was utilized on Junkers" experimental 0.1-0.2mm ferro-magnetic steel skinned two seat J 1 monoplane completed in November 1915. Successful flight testing was rewarded with an order for 6 single seat J 2 fighters in January 1916. Skinned in sheet steel like the J 1, the J 2 proved to be too heavy for use as a front line fighter. Thereafter Junkers was able to use corrugated duralumin (an aluminium alloy) for his private venture J 3 in the middle of 1916 which was abandoned when work began on the armour plated two-seat ground attack J 4 biplane in late 1916. The J 4 successfully went into production in 1917 with the military designation Junkers J.1. The success of the J 4/J.1 led to a contract to develop 3 new monoplane fighter designs in December 1916. The J 5 had the engine positioned behind the pilot and didn"t make it off the drawing board. The J 6 had a parasol wing and some work was carried out during 1918 although it was never completed. In late 1917 work began on the single seat J 7 and two seat J 8 (the J 8 prototype was developed into the J 10 which was put into production in March 1918 as the Junkers Cl.1). The J 7 was constructed from duralumin tubes and frames covered with 0.35mm corrugated duralumin sheets fixed with aluminium rivets. Wing spar joints etc had steel collars fixed with iron rivets. When the 160hp Daimler-Mercedes D.III powered J 7 first flew in September 1917 it featured unusual pivoting wing tips instead of ailerons but these were replaced with more conventional items in time for additional testing in mid October. Numerous improvements were made over the following months before it was demonstrated at the first fighter competition in January 1918. The speed and climb performance were excellent but it was felt that it lacked maneuverability and downward visibility. Perhaps understandably the revolutionary design was viewed with suspicion by many pilots more accustomed to traditionally constructed biplanes (a suspicion not really overcome well into the 1930s).
  • Mer information

    Art.nr WN32065
    Fabrikat Wingnut Wings
    Skala 1/32
    Land Tyskland
    Epok WW I
    Second Hand Nej