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Thursday, October 1, 2015

DFW T-28 Floh (Flea)

Here are some images of Planet Models 1/32 scale DFW T-28 Floh (Flea).

From Wikipedia.

The DFW T.28 Floh (English: Flea) was a small German biplane fighter prototype designed by Hermann Dorner, the designer of the successful Hannover CL.II two-seat fighter of 1917, and built by Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke. Designed in 1915 as high-speed fighter the Floh had a small 6.20 m (20.3 ft) wingspan and a rather ungainly tall and thin fuselage.[1] With a fixed conventional landing gear the Floh was powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Mercedes D.I inline piston engine, and on its first fight in December 1915 reached 180 km/h, quite fast for the time.The aircraft suffered from very poor forward visibility and was difficult to land due to its narrow landing gear.The prototype crashed during the flight testing programme.

2 comments:

Motorsport Modeller said...

I like this one what a cool looking plane. I love your posts as I learn so many new things. The basic white and black helps show off the lines of this plane so well.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Shayne! Though the paint is actually a light light grey in colour.