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World War 1: Fokker Dr.1 Triplane - Hans Kirschstein

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Published on Dec 23, 2012

Air-to-air video of a Fokker Dr.1 Triplane in the dazzling colours of Ltn Hans Kirschstein in April 1918. After his death in a flying accident in July 1918, this aircraft was then flown by Ernst Udet, Germanys second highest scoring ace of the First World War after Manfred von Richthofen.


For more info on the Dr.1 see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_Dr.I

This footage was actually shot over New Zealand's Cook Strait and the Marlborough Sounds - the body of water between the North Island and the South Island.

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