I just finished up this piece which I first shared as a WIP in a previous thread. Its entitled Richthofen the Younger
and features the Fokker Dr.1 of Lothar von Richthofen
. The tail and upper wing of this machine were thinly overpainted in yellow, while the struts, cowling and wheel covers carried the signature red of Jasta 11.
Lothar was flying this machine on March 13, 1918 when Jasta 11 ran into a flight of Bristol F2b's from 62 Sq. Lothar's machine was hit, and at the same time suffered a leading edge failure of the top wing. Lothar later stated that "My triplane suddenly became a biplane...". Despite the damage, Lother managed to glide the triplane down, but he suffered severe facial injuries upon his crash landing.
Richthofen the Younger
13.5" x 9"
oil on linen on masonite