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Ww1 german aircraft tail rudder

Article about: Hi can any tell me what i have is the real deal or a copy

  1. #11


    Looking at the one in the OP, it is the same as the one from ebay so that confirms it as a replica. All the dirt and creases are identical.

  2. #12


    for fokk sake.

  3. #13


    It must have belonged to some Fokker at one time though... [I] saw this on ebay a couple of months ago being sold as a copy. I'm fairly sure the original Fokker rudder was made from aluminium tube.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

  4. #14


    If I saw this for sale, I would pay $200 to $250 just to hang it on the wall. Don't think I will ever find an original WW1 Tail of anything.

    Dean O

  5. #15


    Definitely a copy.

  6. #16


    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

  7. #17


    Fokker E.III
    Unit: KEK Habsheim
    Serial: Fok.EIII 105/15
    Pilot - feldwebel Ernst Udet, 1916.

    not to be seem much

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    some were marked in this manner

    Ww1 german aircraft tail rudder

  8. #18


    Unfortunately it is a copy IMO.

    I am including some photos of a Sopwith Camel rudder that is currently for sale by a dealer as a comparison.

    It is priced at over US$9 400. A Fokker rudder would, I believe, be more than this.


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    Edit: The only original E3 is in the Science Museum in London.

    The E3 used chrome-molybdenum steel tubing for the basic fuselage structure instead of wooden components.

    See photos:

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    Last edited by Allegra; 05-03-2014 at 05:51 AM.

  9. #19


    That's from a Fokker Eindecker and not from a triplane because if it was from a triplane, there would have been Dr.1 and not E.III

  10. #20


    I'm with Dean (campX) - damn fine wall hanger even as a copy.

    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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