Achim Engels has built a reputation for himself worldwide with his lifelong obsession and dedication to studying and building Fokker reproductions. As a teenager, he started his first, a Dr.I and that is now in the technical museum of Speyer on the Rhine.
In the past Achim has built aircraft for himself and for others, but due to a change of circumstances now only builds for himself. He had several unfinished projects at his premises, which led to a unique opportunity for TAVAS to present them here in Australia.
These 3 aircraft will compliment the Dr1 Triplane and together, will represent a complete set of the most significant Fokker aircraft from WW1. The span of the types is significant given that they represent the first to last of the Fokker service fighters of WW1.
Achim’s generosity has given TAVAS the chance to bring accurate WW1 reproductions to the Australian public and demonstrate these aircraft as they were almost 100 years ago.