Wings of Glory: World War 1 – Phönix D.I Gruber
Number of Players: 2-99
Playing Time: 30 Minutes
Recommended Age: 13+
Category: Aviation / Flight, Card Game, Expansion for Base-game, Miniatures, Wargame, World War I
Mechanics: Action Queue, Simulation, Simultaneous Action Selection, Team-Based Game
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The Phönix D.I was a single–seat biplane fighter with a stout and compact design, used by both branches of Austro–Hungarian air service. It was a fast airplane, well–armed and offering good vision, but it was quite difficult to maneuver and had a poor climb rate. Employed first as an escort fighter and fighter, in spite of structural weaknesses, it was favorably received by many pilots, who found it stable, robust, and easy to fly. The D.I was also used effectively as a photo–reconnaissance aircraft.
Phönix D.I (Lang)
Scoring his last three victories against Macchi seaplanes, Friedrich Lang became one of only two naval aces of the Austro–Hungarian Empire.
Phönix D.I (Urban)
Karl Urban flew in the Phönix D.I on the Piave Front. He became an ace fighting with this airplane, scoring his fifth victory on May, 19th 1918.
Phönix D.I (Gruber)
Kurt Gruber received glory and honor for the Austro–Hungarian Empire by claiming 11 victories, including five victories in the Phönix D.I.
Each WW1 Wings of Glory® Airplane Pack is a ready–to–play model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other WW1 Wings of Glory game product.