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The Fokker Triplane


Last weekend saw the RAF Cosford annual airshow. One of the flying displays was the Great War Display Team who flew their replica warbirds in demonstration dog fights and bombing runs.

Seen here is the German Fokker DR1 Triplane in the act of diving on a British aircraft. Flown by such aces as the Red Baron and Werner Voss it was one of the most successful dog-fighters of the war with it's high manoeuvrability. This one is in the markings of DR1 403/17 flown by Lieutenant Johann Janzen of Jasta 6, Jagdeschwader G1.

More images of the Great War Team may be found here on my Flickr site.


The Fokker Triplane


Last weekend saw the RAF Cosford annual airshow. One of the flying displays was the Great War Display Team who flew their replica warbirds in demonstration dog fights and bombing runs.

Seen here is the German Fokker DR1 Triplane in the act of diving on a British aircraft. Flown by such aces as the Red Baron and Werner Voss it was one of the most successful dog-fighters of the war with it's high manoeuvrability. This one is in the markings of DR1 403/17 flown by Lieutenant Johann Janzen of Jasta 6, Jagdeschwader G1.

More images of the Great War Team may be found here on my Flickr site.


comments (14)

Wow, Les, this is an incredible shot. It almost appears to have been taken from the British aircraft it is diving on. Colours and clarity are superb.
Les Auld: Thanks Beverley, I was quite pleased to find I had captured it just like this.
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 15 Jun 2010, 04:47
What a fantastic capture. Love it!
Les Auld: Thanks Jessie, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jun 2010, 06:25
Excellent Les: it's wonderful to see these venerable machines still doing a day's work. One that doesn't include shooting down other machines, that is
Les Auld: They did put on rather a good display Chris, thanks for the comment.
Cracking shot Les. I can remember making Airfix kits of planes like this (The Sopwith Camel was my favouritetongue)
Les Auld: Mine was the Albatros, and I still have a couple unmade in the shed. Thanks for the comemnt Bill.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Jun 2010, 07:27
What a great capture Les
Les Auld: Thanks Zed, appreciate the comment.
Very well captured, lovely shot. It does look like it's swooping to attack in a dog fight with the exhaust smoke streaming.
Les Auld: It was actually swooping down on a Sopwith Triplane, thanks for the comment John.
  • Conrad
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jun 2010, 09:12
Never attempted this type of photography,but I imagine it to be quite difficult to get good results.An excellent image.
Les Auld: It is quite challenging Conrad, from about 850 pictures there were about thirty that were of any real use. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 15 Jun 2010, 10:07
Super photo I would love to see one of these flying
Les Auld: Very stately Vintage, thanks for the comment.
THat Anthony Fokker sure knew how to design a great plane. Stunning shot!
Les Auld: Yes, he copied the British Sopwith Triplane, still the DR1 did do a good job, thanks for the comment Marion.
Super shot Les smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda smile
Such a well caught shot Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, just luck really.
So well caught Les..A beautiful angle.
Les Auld: I must admit I do quite like it Ron, thanks for the comment.
super capture!
Les Auld: Thanks Charles smile
superb shot Lessmile
Les Auld: Thanks Tim smile

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