Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "HERGT Monoplane" rather obscure WW I airplane
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Over 60 years ago, Mr. Hergt and Mr. Fokker must have gotten together and cooked this one up just to see if some future nutty modeler would fall for it. They hooked the Peanutiest of them all!
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Three page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
The Hergt Monoplane is a rather obscure WW I airplane. Only one was built. With a wingspan of 6 meters and a length of 5.2 meters, it was rather small and probably wouldn't have been much good as a military airplane. It was not equipped with anything in the way of armament and its speed was only about 78 mph. However, it does look a bit like the Fokker El, and in fact its configuration is about what a model builder would do to the El to make it into the ideal WW I Peanut. It was built with a plywood skinned fuselage and plywood covered cantilever wings. Therefore there is no wire bracing to be modeled.