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The Albatros D.V was a development of the earlier D.III; it retained the sesquiplane “Half wing” wing planform of the earlier fighter, but was more robustly built, featuring a rounded fuselage, revised wing-tip and tailplane shapes, a large underfin, and more powerful engines. The armament remained the standard pair of Spandau machine guns. Performance was not appreciably improved over the D.III, mainly due to increased weight, but the D.V and D.Va were built up through early 1918 and were still being issued in quieter sections of the Western Front until the Armistice in November 1918.
This paper model represents the Albatros D.V, D.2092/17 Ltn. Walter Böning Jasta 19, 1917.
Paper Model Details: 250 parts on four pages, with fuselage formers, wing spars and ribs, and detailed engine with rolled and layered cylinders. Rolled and layered machine guns, full cockpit, layered wheels, layered landing gear legs, struts, and prop blades. Two pages of diagram instructions with wire templates and construction diagrams. Degree of Difficulty: 4/5. If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!
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