Not The Coolest WWI Airplane

Not The Coolest WWI Airplane

The Fokker D.VII is the best fighter aircraft of WWI. That’s by acclamation of all the parties involved, it’s not an opinion. At the armistice, the Allies specifically demanded that all D.VIIs be turned over to them. That’s respect.

You can watch this particular airplane in action in a movie called The Blue Max. It’s a bit cornball, what with ham actor George Peppard in the leading role, but the air combat scenes are terrific, and there’s copious amounts of sideboob from Ursula Andress.

But being the best doesn’t make it the coolest. Sorry, but the Fokker triplane and the Sopwith Camel were cooler. Snoopy and the Red Baron gotta get their due.

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