Kit: Roden (1:72)
This is Fokker Dr.I 586/17, flown by Ltn Hans Kirschstein, Jasta 6, March 1918. Of all his kills, Kirschstein's second victory was perhaps his most notable as far his opponents were concerned. Flying his Fokker Dr.I he had downed A.W. FK8 of No.2 Sqn on 17 March, the aircraft's demise resulting in the award of Victoria Cross for its Canadian pilot 2Lt A McLeod (Osprey - Aircraft of the Aces Series #040 Fokker Dr.I Aces of WWI).
Model was built out of box with some minor scratch-built parts: machine guns and some interiors details. Kirschstein painted his machine in black and white diagonal lines. He maintained that this made it more difficult for the enemy to aim at. Therefore, he also called his crate "Optische tauschung".