AVIATIK BERG DI

 

1/4 Scale

 

Museum Quality

 

Handbuilt from

 

Original Plans

 

 

The Berg DI was the first operational fighter to go into production based on an Austro-Hungarian, rather than German prototype. It was also produced and deployed in higher numbers than any other Austro-Hungarian craft.

The craft was designed by Dipl. Ing. (Diplom-Ingenieur ) Julius von Berg and went into production in 1917.

Von Berg kept the structural details of the design as simple as possible.  Using wood and plywood with relatively little complex contours and metalwork, the simplicity suited less skilled labor in the Austro-Hungarian workforce of the time and the Berg was designed to be easily produced in large quantities in relatively small workshops.

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The Adolf Matonoha 1:4 scale reproduction Aviatik Berg DI is built by hand from the ground up using the original plans. It is a meticulous, detailed and faithful, museum quality model and demonstrates the handling and flight characteristics of the original aircraft.

  • Handformed metal cowings and farings
  • Accurate airfoil sections.
  • Scaled rib spacing
  • Accurate framework recreation.
  • Functional rigging
  • Cable control systems
  • All markings handpainted (no decals used)
  • Handformed metal brackets, hardware and hatches.
  • Imported, aircraft grade plywood coachwork – hand formed.
  • Schwarzlose Guns – custom casting, handfinished, authentic green paintjob. Cabin with authentic instrumentation. All handmade including magneto and instrumentation.
  • Aluminium caul, handformed, handmade leather straps, hand cast fittings.
  • ID and production details. Fuel cap and contact.
  • Handformed twin bracket for adjusting tensions.
  • Wing details with bracket for additional tension mount (not used).
  • Burns and slightly distorted paint finish from exhaust.
  • Handmade exhaust tarnished finish.
  • This side of the tail is dirtier because the exhaust is on this side.
  • Authentic suspension.
  • Radiator – all handmade, handformed.
  • Anemometer. Handmade.

All our aircraft are handmade to order. Lead time (from start of production to receipt) usually takes 8 weeks but can take longer at busier times of year.

From tail to nose – numbers refer to image filenames.

  1. The tail with authentic, handpainted camouflage, serials and handformed metal brackets.
  2. Service hatch, handformed aluminium.
  3. Imported, aircraft grade plywood coachwork – hand formed. Large Serial. Step for pilot.
  4. Schwarzlose Guns – custom casting, handfinished, authentic green paintjob. Cabin with authentic instrumentation. All handmade including magneto and instrumentation.
  5. Aluminium caul, handformed, handmade leather straps, hand cast fittings.
  6. ID and production details. Fuel cap and contact.
  7. Handformed twin bracket for adjusting tensions.
  8. Wing details with bracket for additional tension mount (not used).
  9. Burns and slightly distorted paint finish from exhaust.
  10. Handmade exhaust tarnished finish.
  11. This side of the tail is dirtier because the exhaust is on this side.
  12. Authentic suspension.
  13. Radiator – all handmade, handformed.
  14. The Berg DI at rest in the workshop.
  15. Anemometer

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