Pfalz had gained enough experience building the L.F.G. Roland D.II to put together a fighter design of their own, and the result was the well-streamlined Pfalz D.III
. The ply-wrapped oval fuselage was very strong. While the lower wing was smaller in chord than the upper, its twin spars kept it from suffering the twisting problems of the Nieuport and Albatros sesquiplane designs.
Early D.IIIs had the machine guns buried in the fuselage, but later ones, in the form of the Pfalz D.IIIa
, moved them to the upper decking where they could be serviced in case of a jam. Two hundred sixty D.IIIs were built before production switched over to the D.IIIa.
This model comes in both 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:285 scale product has two aeroplanes
, each with a detachable, translucent propeller disk rather than propeller blades (since they are hard to print at the smaller scales). 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 more information and gaming data, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Pfalz_D.III