ATT32216 (for Roden kit) Fokker F.I 102/17 Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen & Ltn. Kurt Wolff
One of the three prototype triplanes. 101/17 reserved and flown as a test machine, 102/17 given to Richthofen and 103/17 to Werner Voss.
Pale blue painted linen finish over unbleached, doped linen overall with green streaking applied.
With the lack of tell-tale blue lines along bottom longeron and around the tail surfaces indicative of blue painting on undersurfaces only (as the production DR.I later exhibited), along with the description of Voss' machine as "silvery blue", this is how I believe the three prototypes appeared.
Includes interior linen and ply fairing decals, seat cover (to fit Aviattic Fokker seat) and linen baffle, instruments
Tailored to fit the Roden Fokker F.I or Encore re-boxing
It sports a slightly different streaking footprint from 103/17 (later, production DR.I's had rather more defined and heavier streaking patterns and no upper surface underlying pale blue dope).
Under surface national insignia fields are left in doped and varnish sealed natural linen.
These prototypes did not exhibit all the normal part serial numbers.
Flown also by Staffel comrade Ltn Kurt Wolff, who was shot down and killed in this machine on 15th September 1917.
Designed by Richard Andrews and renowned aviation artist Juanita Franzi.