Lothar von Richthofen! The best pilot for Balsa USA's (Click to go to > Balsa USA) 1/4 scale Fokker Dr1 and D-VIIs (or any 1/4 scale WWI German aircraft)
Lothar is fully outfitted and ready to fly with his authentic Imperial German flight gear including leather flight cap, goggles (goggles come with laminated decals to get the perfect lens effect), fur collared great coat, authentic 1/4 scale Fokker seat belts, leather gauntlets, puttees, and "hob-nailed" combat boots all sculpted with realistic texture. You won't find a more accurate 1/4 scale pilot figure!
• Head to seat 9", *Elbow to elbow 5.5", *Butt to heel 9". •Made to sit in seat that is 2" above floor. • Weight 12 oz.
PLEASE NOTE: Since cockpits in all models vary greatly, Best Pilots can not guarantee that our Pilots will fit EXACTLY in your model without some trimming either to the pilot or to the cockpit. If some of the pilot has to be trimmed away, Best Pilots was glad to provide more pilot than you needed!
History relegates Lothar von Richthofen to the role of the Red Baron's younger brother. In retrospect Lothar was one of the most combat efficient and prolific flying aces of the war. Of his total 40 confirmed victories, Lothar scored 33 in just three months of combat flying! While his brother was known for his red painted aircraft, Lothar's preferred color was yellow, the color of his former calvary unit. He was known to his squadron mates as the "Bezerker". Manfred noted that while he was a "hunter", Lothar was a"shooter". Ironically while Lothar was not as cautious in combat as his brother, he did survive the war. On July 4 1922, Richthofen died while piloting an LVG C VI for Lufthansa. The LVG went down due to enginge failure with famous American actress Fern Andra who survived the crash.
Click here to see Lothar painted as a British Pilot!
Click here to see Lothar fly in Steve Forrest's Balsa USA Fokker D-7 - Steve Forrest's D-7
What customers are saying about Lothar:
"My plane is not worthy. Wow. Lyle, he looks even better in person!!!" Claude C. - Tulsa OK.
"Man they are sweet!!! Really well done!" - Michael J. - Tucson AZ.
"Hi Lyle, Lothar arrived in Alaska yesterday in perfect condition. He is a true masterpiece that I am proud to have. He will be an inspiration to do a great job on finishing the plane. Tonight he is going to our Alaska Radio Control Society Club meeting. You can use me as an endorsement any time. Thanks for the great work." - Reeves L., Wasilla AK
"Lyle- Attached are three photos for your collection. Lothar (Rudolph Stark for this DVII) is looking a picture in my best friend Jamie Zambelli's new model Fokker. Model is from an Arizona Models DVII highly modified. The build for Jamie was very
frustrating but the end result is worth the effort. Your Best Pilot makes the aeroplane. Kind Regards from "Down Under" - Phil C. New South Wales, Australia