ATT32275 Fokker DVII (OAW-built mid or late) Jasta 23 Oblt. Eduard Ritter von Schleich
Rudolph Stark's post-war recollections mention von Schleich's black-painted DVII and he illustrated it in one of his accomplished paintings after the war.
Both proud Bavarians they led their respective Jasta, 24 and 23 and shared the same aerodrome in the Autumn of 1918.
No known photo's exist of this aircraft and it could have been a machine from the mid to late production runs. Delete the forward part of the fuselage decals (indicated by a dotted line) for the "late" cowling louvre style (ATTRES 043) or, for a mid-production version use set ATTRES 042.
The Bavarian "rampant lion" adorning his better-known Albatros DV was beautifully drawn and we have replicated that detail in this set.
Note : recent thinking indicates that wings were only rarely painted. The phrases a "black machine", or a "yellow machine" generally referred to fuselage colour, which sometimes spread to the tail surfaces.
This set again includes the four-colour "lozenge" wing set with blue tapes.
If you would prefer either pink, natural linen or "lozenge" tapes please indicate with your order.