A couple of years before i visiting a very small Museum in Knowlton, Quebec Canada ( small city ) big surprise for me, to see a unique WW1 Fokker D-VII , only one exist( in the world ) With original covering fabric . The camouflage patern, printed on the fabric , is the lozenge type . i have only two postal card .
The Brome County Historical Sociaty obtained this aircraft after the ternination of ww1. It was one of several German aircraft Canada was awarded as war reparation . through the efforts of the late Sen G"G" Foster , this machine eventually was given to this Sociaty , and has been on display ever since .
In 1963 it was lent to the then Royal Canadian Air Force for exhibition purposes, at which time it was refurbished.
A particular feature of this aircraft is the cantilever constrution of the upper wing , because of which the usual bracing wires normally seen between biblane wings are eliminated . In this case the lower wing load are transferred to the upper wing by the inter-plane strts, and the fuselage is rigidly attached to the upper wing by a set of center section struts welded to the fuselage ,and bolted to the wing .
Manufacturer : Ostdeutche Albatros Werke G m.b.H. johannistal by Berlin , Germany , 1918
Power plant : 180 hp Mercedes F-1466D-3A
Wing : wood with plywood leading edge and fabric covering , steel tube ailerons fabric covered.
Fuselage : welded steel tube , wire cross bracing, fabric covered.
Tail unit : welded steel tube , wire braced.
Landing gear : steel tube structure with large chord fairing over spreader bar , which has aluminum boxspar and fabric covered plywood surface.
(160 HP mercedes ) Empty , 1,450 lb ., loaded ,1,936 lb
Gasoline 20.75 Imp gals OIL 5 Imp gals
(160 Hp Mercedes) Max speed sea level , 120 MPH At 16,405 ft
Twin synchronised Spandau machine-guns