triplane


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tri·plane

 (trī′plān′)
n.
An airplane with wings placed above each other in three levels.

triplane

(ˈtraɪˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) an aeroplane having three wings arranged one above the other

tri•plane

(ˈtraɪˌpleɪn)
n.
an airplane with three sets of wings.
[1905–10]
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triplane

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I triplane appeared out of a cloud 200 yards away and attacked.
Richthofen eventually shot down 80 enemy aircraft (the highest tally of any World War I fighter pilot), most of them in his scarlet Fokker triplane, which became his trademark and was the origin of his nickname, "The Red Baron.
He was appointed chief pilot on the Tarrant Tabor, a huge British triplane that had been designed towards the end of the First World War with a view to bombing Berlin.
The German pilot flew a red Fokker triplane and was credited with 80 kills before he was shot down over the Somme and died at the age of 25.
There is much information on the work of Dutch airplane designer Anthony Fokker and his Triplane and Fokker F.
Well-known fighters, such as the Sopwith Camel, Fokker Triplane, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Mitsubishi Zero, North American Mustang, and Supermarine Spitfire, are familiar even to the most non-aviation-minded persons.
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1 Triplane (Figure 15) was the first thick-airfoiled Fokker to see significant action in combat, and it immediately earned a reputation for its perceived rapid rate of climb and maneuverability.
The Iron Maiden singer was in his replica of a Fokker triplane - as used by German First World War fighter ace the Red Baron - when he had to divert to RAF Halton near Aylesbury, Bucks.
and included the Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Strutter, and Sopwith Triplane.
A ypast of a replica Sopwith Triplane and a BE2 aircraft will be among today's Armed Forces Day highlights.
There is a 1923 Fokker cardinal red biplane designed for non-stop flying from Tacoma to Tokyo, a bright red Fokker triplane associated with the Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen), and a 1932 Milliken M-I with a motorcycle engine.