When the Albatros D.I
and Albatros D.II
fighters arrived at the front in late August 1916, they gave Germany a distinct advantage: a strong, high-power fighter with twin guns. Albatros engineers had been working on the two fighters since April, and Idflieg
ordered a batch of fifty for each plane. The D.II differed from the D.I by moving the upper wing downward 250mm and using splayed center struts rather than an inverted vee, which improved pilot vision significantly. Early D.IIs came with the same ear-radiators as the D.I, but later D.IIs
used a top-wing radiator instead. 275 D.II's were built before production shifted to the Albatros D.III
This model comes in both 1:144 and 1:285 (6mm/1:288) scales. The 1:144 depicts an early D.II. The 1:285 product contains two aeroplanes
, one early and one late D.II. Each with detachable, translucent propeller disks rather than blades, which are difficult to print at the smaller scale. They are joined by disposable links to keep the price down, since single-part models are more affordable. You can break the links with nail clippers, wire cutters, or similar.
For additional details and gaming information, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Albatros_D.II