The Red Baron

  

EQN EverQuest Next Landmark: Doppeldecker Plan Red Baron World War Air Flying German Machine. Alpha Screenshot by Fippy

This double decker airplane might not be red but we’ll still use Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also widely known as the Red Baron, as the hanger for this post.

EQN EverQuest Next Landmark: Doppeldecker Plan Red Baron World War Air Flying German Machine. Alpha Screenshot by Fippy

Richthofen was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during World War I.

EQN EverQuest Next Landmark: Doppeldecker Plan Red Baron World War Air Flying German Machine. Alpha Screenshot by Fippy

We did what we always do when we create a new post first: look for brainy quotes of the Red Baron.

EQN EverQuest Next Landmark: Doppeldecker Plan Red Baron World War Air Flying German Machine. Alpha Screenshot by Fippy

We quickly discovered that being an excellent flyer didn’t make Mr. Richthofen a great speaker. But see for yourselves:

Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one’s enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one’s self increases.
- Manfred von Richthofen

EQN EverQuest Next Landmark: Doppeldecker Plan Red Baron World War Air Flying German Machine. Alpha Screenshot by Fippy

Now I am within thirty yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out its stream of lead. Then it jams. Then it reopens fire. That jam almost saved his life.
- Manfred von Richthofen

My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but for another purpose.
- Manfred von Richthofen

EQN EverQuest Next Landmark: Doppeldecker Plan Red Baron World War Air Flying German Machine. Alpha Screenshot by Fippy

Creator: Fippy

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