Monday 1 March 2021

Wings Over Wairarapa 2021 - The Vintage Aviator (2)

 Six wings over Hood Aerodrome!

TVALs Sopwith Triplane (ZK-SOP) on the tail of one of their Fokker Triplanes (ZK-JOK).

The Sopwith Triplane was introduced in February 1917 and proved superior to the Albatros models, so Anthony Fokker worked with his designer Reinhold Platz to develop the Fokker Dr 1 Triplane which entered service in August 1917.  Although both are iconic only 147 Sopwith Triplanes and 320 Fokker Triplanes were built during WW 1.  I wonder how many Fokker Triplane replicas have been built since?

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