ATT32292 (Meng kit) Fokker F.I 102/17 Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen and Ltn. Kurt Wolff
The triplane enjoyed a brief, successful period on the Western Front but eventually it's prowess as a nimble, fast climbing dog-fighter was superseded by it's lack of speed. Shoddy workmanship, which resulted in a series of fatal accidents, meant it was soon recalled and Idflieg-ordered changes were made to construction processes and covering techniques.
As a result it wasn't produced in great quantities and the fuselage serial number ranges were falsely increased to give the impression that many more were in service.
Both Wolff and Voss were killed in these first machines in September 1917.
Match cowling, metal forward fuselage coaming, struts and undercarriage legs to the green on the decal sheet.
These machines were not in service long enough for the poorly-applied fuselage varnish coat to discolour.