WW1 Airplane Plans

The finest, most accurate and most complete plan set of WW1 aircrafts plans available.

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Whether you are a modeler wanting to build a museum quality display airplane, a home builder wanting to build your own full-scale WW1 replica or whether you just want to own a truly accurate set of historical drawings, Replicraft plans offer the finest, most accurate and most complete set of WW1 aircraft plans available.

You can build an aircraft the way it came off the factory floor in WW1. These are true master plans created by Jim Kiger!

Full Scale

You can build an aircraft the way it came off the factory floor in WW1.  Replicraft Plans are true master plans!

Replicraft plans are used by full size aircraft builders such as Roger Freeman, Jim Appleby, Fred Murrin, Carl Swanson, Jack Kearbey, Fred Jungclause and others. While these planes can be built as full scale museum exhibits, they can also be built as actual flying aircraft.

Replicraft plans are also used by Peter Jackson's Vintage Aviator Group.

The number of flying replica’s is testament to the quality of the Replicraft plans.

Image: Jim (left) with master airplane craftsman Roger Freeman (right) who built the detailed and complex S.P.A.D. XIII from Replicraft plans.

Camel

Fred Murrin's completed as factory-built Camel made with Replicraft Plans.

S.P.A.D. XIII

An as factory-built S.P.A.D. XIII built from Replicraft plans by Roger Freeman of Vintage Aviation Services.

SE5a

Jack Kearbey of Tulsa, Oklahoma in his as factory-built SE5a built with Replicraft Plans. He is now building a Sopwith Pup.

Sopwith Snipe

Builder Nick Caudwell of Mt. Eliza, Victoria, Australia built a Sopwith Snipe from Replicraft plans.

Models

Replicraft plans are used to construct 1/5 scale full-flying RC models and museum exhibits, by building directly on the plans, which are printed on 33” x 80” (84cm x 203cm) sheets to a 1/5 scale.

The plans are used by world class RC modelers such as:

  • • Peter McDermott
  • • Ian Turney White
  • • Mick Reeves
  • • David Boddington
  • • Kim Foster
  • • Tom Polapink
  • • Hank Iltzch
  • • Robert Cooper
  • • and many, many others.

About Jim Kiger & the Replicraft plan sets

Replicraft plan sets are the result of a modeler of some 50 years becoming very displeased with the so-called "Master Plans" available.  “I decided if I cannot rely on the accuracy of existing plans, I should make my own.  But why do anything if you can't do it much better?” asks Jim Kiger. 

"I feel I have developed several plan sets that will never be equalled.  I did my own research and used only the most authentic information available.  Most of my plan sets are 100% from original factory drawings, construction and rigging manuals."

"On occasions where information was missing it was reverse-engineered from inspection and measurement of authentic WW1 aircraft.  Indeed, these sets are the equivalent of having a full set of factory drawings in hand. The number of full-scale replica’s built from Replicraft plans testament to that!"  

"To my knowledge there is no other source of drawings this accurate and this complete. I have never had a dissatisfied customer. On the contrary, I have lost count of the compliments about how beautiful the drawings are."

Jim, at 93 and on his retirement from selling his plans personally, is holding up a page showing the 1/5 scale size (33” x 80” or 84cm x 203cm) with some of the details that Replicraft plans have become famous for.