Fokker Dr.I –  “Replicas”

fokker triplanes 140x105The Fokker Dr.I collection of the museum may be the largest number of “Dreidecker” (meaning three wings) replicas in one place.  
The Dr. is perhaps the most recognizable aircraft of WWI.  It was thought by some to be too slow and too small until it became obvious that its superior maneuverability made it a potent weapon.  Flying a prototype, Werner Voss shot down 10 British aircraft in six days of combat.
Baron von Richthofen shot down his last 20 aircraft in Dr.I’s and the Baron told Tony Fokker that it “climbed like a monkey and maneuvered like the devil”.
There are many replicas of the Dr.I flying, but no originals survive.

Country: Germany

Manufacturer: Fokker Flugzeugwerke

Engine: Oberursel Ur.II 9-cylinder

Horsepower: 110 hp

Max Speed: 115 mph

Empty Weight: 895 lbs

Weight: 1,292 lbs

Ceiling: 12,000feet

Crew: One

Armament: 2 x 7.92 Spandau IMG 08 MGs

Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


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About Us

Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

Restoration Work

In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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