Let the dogfight begin! The Fokker Dr.I served in the German Air Force (Luftstreitkrafte) during the 1st World War. This tri-plane gave the German Air Force an airplane with great maneuverability and a high rate of climb. The Fokker Dr.I was flown by German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, best known as the "Red Baron". The plane had a 110-hp cylinder rotary engine, with a max speed of 115 mph and carried two Spandau MG 08 7.92-mm synchronized machine guns.
Honoring the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society exhibition World War I Beyond the Trenches explores how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict.