Undoubtedly the most famous fighter type to see service on either side during World War 1, the Fokker Dr I was a revelation when it entered service on the western front in 1917. Manfred von Richthofen’s JG 1 ‘circus’ was the first Jasta to completely re-equip with the new fighter, and in the skilled hands of its numerous aces the Dr I proved a formidable opponent. The Dr I remained in service on the Western Front until replaced by the superior Fokker D VII in May 1918. Just weeks prior to that, however, Germany’s leading ace, the great ‘Red Baron’, had been killed at the controls of a Dr I.
With Sopwith Camel Aces of World War I and Fokker D.Vii Aces of World War I (Part One): "The prolific Norman Franks is the author of all three of these books, though he shares the credit with color expert Greg Van Wyngarden for the two German tomes. Franks is a highly regarded aviation historian, and Van Wyngarden is recognized as one of the top authorities on World War I aviation markings, so you can bet that what you see is a fair representation of historical hues. I recommend these books, and you will find the entire series to be worthwhile additions to your library." -Mike Corr, Aerodrome
"When you pick up a book that has the names "Franks" and "VanWyngarden" on it, how can you go wrong? This...has all the earmarks of a book that you'll want to read...its written by two of the most truly outstanding WWI aviation authors of our time, it discusses perhaps the most famous airplane of the entire way, and its fun!... Fokker Dr1 Aces of WWI never forgets to entertain. It includes riveting dogfight accounts, lengthy diary and letter excerpts from pilots, and all the things that we always wanted to read about in an aviation book... Buy this book. It is way cool." -Indy Squadron Dispatch