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Liberty Bond Drive Fokker D.VII

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Model ID#:

0122

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Liberty Bond Drive

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Designation:

D.VII

MODEL BY:

A. Goodman

Model Scale:

1/36

MODEL ADDED:

09/12/78

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1919

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The Fokker D.VII was a German World War I fighter aircraft designed by Reinhold Platz of Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. Germany produced around 3,300 D.VII aircraft in the second half of 1918. In service with the Luftstreitkräfte, the D.VII quickly proved itself to be a formidable aircraft. The Armistice ending the war specifically required that Germany was required to surrender all D.VIIs to the Allies. All surviving aircraft saw service with many countries in the years after World War I.

As part of the 1919 WW1 Liberty Bond drive, the Fokker D.VII, Serial # 8502-18, was one of several aircraft brought to Albuquerque to promote the sale of Liberty Bonds for the war effort. A temporary airship was graded on the east mesa on approximately what is now Lomas and Wyoming Blvd. Other aircraft such as the Curtiss “Jenny” and the Thomas Morris “Scout” were part of the aerial show for the drive and were brought in by railroad from Fort Bliss, Texas.

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