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Fokkers t-shirt

$25.00

Fokker Short Sleeve White 100% Cotton Gildan T-Shirt

Remembering the WWI German air weapons, the Fokker Dr.I, D.VII, and D.VIII, of Richthofen, Udet, and Sachsenberg.

The designs on these t-shirts are the same basic D.VII, D.VIII, and Dr.I Fokker images as on our Fokker mugs, but tied together with a background of the blueprint plans of the aircraft from various angles. This t-shirt celebrated the museum's 2010 cross-country trip to the Oshkosh airshow.

Some sizes may not be immediately on hand; we will let you know if order fulfillment will take extra time, and you will have an opportunity to cancel the order if the timing doesn't work for you.

The history on the three aircraft:

Fokker D.VII: One of the best WWI fighters, it entered service in 1918, and was the only aircraft specifically mentioned in the Armistice Agreement.
The colors and markings are those of Oberleutnant Ernst Udet, the highest-scoring (62 victories) ace to survive the war. "Du doch nicht", meaning "No you don't" was his message on the tail surfaces to attackers from the rear. Between the wars, he was well-known as an adventurer and flew in several movies. He lived to test-fly and promote dive bombers in early WWII.
Built from original blueprints by Dr. James J. Parks, this aircraft has been in the family, flying, for 40 years.

Fokker D.VIII: Called "The Flying Razor" by Allied pilots, it entered service in 1918, the last Fokker aircraft to do so. A Fokker DVIII scored the last aerial victory of WWI.
This D.VIII has the markings of Oberleutnant Gotthard Sachsenberg, the ace (31 victories) commander of the world's first naval air wing. Sachsenberg's personal motif was the yellow-and-black checkerboard, and all his unit had colorful variations of these markings. In the German Parliament in the '30s, Sachsenberg opposed the Nazi war build-up, but survived to build hydrofoils after the war.
This aircraft was completed in 2008 from a frame acquired in 2005, by Mike DeSanti, Mark Holiday, and Andy Parks.
Fokker Dr.I:  The "Dreidecker" (tri-plane)which entered service in 1917, is well known as the Red Baron's aircraft, thanks to Charles Schulz.  The tri-wing design limits visibility, and its instability requires great concentration during flight.  But that maneuverability made it useful to Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron.
This Dr.I is painted in Richthofen’s colors.  Richthofen, who gained the last 20 of his 80 victories in a Dr.I, was not the most spectacular pilot, but his marksmanship and tactics made him the highest-scoring fighter pilot of WWI, known as the "Ace of Aces".
This aircraft was built by John Eberly in the late '70s.

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