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Original, WW1 Era Royal Flying Corps (RFC) 2 Tail Message Streamer With Message Pocket & Original Weight. Sn 13335 - 13335
These streamers with 2 tails were made from stitched segments of coloured cloth with a small pocket at the end to take the message and a weight. They were dropped from aircraft By RFC Pilots over aerodromes and troops in the trenches in order to supply reconnaissance information to those on the ground. Examples of these streamers can be seen at Hawking, RAF Hendon, RAF Cosford Aerospace museums and also at the warfare museum within Edinburgh Castle. This example has an overall length of 52” and the tails are 4 /14” wide. It has the correct message pocket with button which contains its original iron weight. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the streamer or weight. All material and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13335
£225.00

WW2 Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a German Heinkel HE III MK V. Sn 13246:1 - 13246:1
During WW2, from late 1940, models were used extensively in aircraft recognition training programs. Models were of prime importance not only for their versatility in teaching but, as with enemy aircraft, they were often the only subjects ready available for the camera. Most of these models were made of wood, but also Bakelite and Buckram (a cloth like material mixed with a binder and pressed into a mould similar to a water-based version of ‘glass-fibre’ resin moulding) was being used. They were usually produced in 1/72 scale following the lead already set by the Sky Birds and Penguin models. Compared to the Penguins they were crude and less detailed, but that was satisfactory for identification purposes. They were usually painted in matt-black or matt-grey, an appropriate colour, as a real aircraft would appear in this manner when viewed from a distance. This is a Bakelite model of a German Heinkel HE III MK V and is finished in matt black. If there was an aircraft that had done more damage regarding strategic bombing during the Battle of Britain, it was the Heinkel He 111. The Heinkel He 111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter at Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in 1934. Through development it was described as a "wolf in sheep's clothing" because the project masqueraded the machine as civilian transport, though from conception the Heinkel was intended to provide the nascent Luftwaffe with a fast medium bomber. Perhaps the best-recognised German bomber due to the distinctive, extensively glazed "greenhouse" nose of later versions, the Heinkel He 111 was the most numerous Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. The bomber fared well until the Battle of Britain, when its weak defensive armament was exposed. The model would have been used by both RAF and the Royal Observer Corps as ground gun crews and observers also needed to positively identify enemy aircraft from a distance. Typically seen in films hanging in aircrew rooms and briefing rooms. These models didn't survive in great numbers. On the bottom it has a moulded "HE III MK V". It measures 13" wingspan. There is a small drilled hole through the centre of the fuselage which was to thread cord through to hang the model from the ceiling to replicate the model in flight. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13246:1
£275.00

sold sold sold Royal Air Force Recruiting Centre Swing Wing Tornado GR1 Desktop Aircraft Model By Space Models of Feltham, On a Display Stand. Sn 13245 - 13245
This is a very nice scale model of the RAF Swing Wing Tornado Gr1 mounted on a stand for display. It was as used in RAF Recruiting Centres throughout the UK. It is in very good condition. The wings swing as they should and the model is very nicely produced. Space Models are one of Europe's leading model and plastic prototype manufacturers since 1947 and has worked for many of the worlds leading companies. This is a very unusual model of the Tornado and would look good in any collection or on any desk for display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13245
£0.00

WW2 Royal Air Force & Royal Observer Corps 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Sn 13248 - 13248
During WW2, from late 1940, models were used extensively in aircraft recognition training programs. Models were of prime importance not only for their versatility in teaching but, as with enemy aircraft, they were often the only subjects ready available for the camera. Most of these models were made of wood, but also Bakelite and Buckram (a cloth like material mixed with a binder and pressed into a mould similar to a water-based version of ‘glass-fibre’ resin moulding) was being used. They were usually produced in 1/72 scale following the lead already set by the Sky Birds and Penguin models. Compared to the Penguins they were crude and less detailed, but that was satisfactory for identification purposes. They were usually painted in matt-black or matt-grey, an appropriate colour, as a real aircraft would appear in this manner when viewed from a distance. This is a Bakelite model of a Bolton Paul Defiant and is finished in matt black. The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns. It was a contemporary of the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc. The concept of a turret fighter related directly to the successful First World War era Bristol F.2 Fighter. The model would have been used by both RAF and the Army as ground gun crews also needed to positively identify enemy aircraft from a distance. Typically seen in films hanging in aircrew rooms and briefing rooms. These models didn't survive in great numbers. On the bottom it has the word "Defiant" moulded on the underside. It measures 6 3/4" wingspan. There is a small drilled hole through the centre of the fuselage which was to thread cord through to hang the model from the ceiling to replicate the model in flight. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13248
£165.00

WW2 Royal Air Force & Royal Observer Corps 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Fairey Fulmar. Sn 13250:1 - 13250:1
During WW2, from late 1940, models were used extensively in aircraft recognition training programs. Models were of prime importance not only for their versatility in teaching but, as with enemy aircraft, they were often the only subjects ready available for the camera. Most of these models were made of wood, but also Bakelite and Buckram (a cloth like material mixed with a binder and pressed into a mould similar to a water-based version of ‘glass-fibre’ resin moulding) was being used. They were usually produced in 1/72 scale following the lead already set by the Sky Birds and Penguin models. Compared to the Penguins they were crude and less detailed, but that was satisfactory for identification purposes. They were usually painted in matt-black or matt-grey, an appropriate colour, as a real aircraft would appear in this manner when viewed from a distance. This is a Bakelite model of a Fairey Fulmar and is finished in matt black. The Fairey Fulmar was a British carrier-borne fighter aircraft that served with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) during the Second World War. A total of 600 were built by Fairey Aviation at its Stockport factory between January 1940 and December 1942. The Fulmar's design was based on that of the earlier Fairey P.4/34 that was in turn developed in 1936 as a replacement for the Fairey Battle light bomber. Although its performance (like that of its Battle antecedent) was lacking, the Fulmar was a reliable, sturdy aircraft with long range and an effective armament of eight machine guns. The model would have been used by both RAF and the Army as ground gun crews also needed to positively identify enemy aircraft from a distance. Typically seen in films hanging in aircrew rooms and briefing rooms. These models didn't survive in great numbers. On the bottom it has the word "Fulmar" moulded on the underside. It measures 8" wingspan. There is a small drilled hole through the centre of the fuselage which was to thread cord through to hang the model from the ceiling to replicate the model in flight. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13250:1
£175.00

WW2 Royal Air Force & Royal Observer Corps 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a German Junkers 88. Sn 13246 - 13246
During WW2, from late 1940, models were used extensively in aircraft recognition training programs. Models were of prime importance not only for their versatility in teaching but, as with enemy aircraft, they were often the only subjects ready available for the camera. Most of these models were made of wood, but also Bakelite and Buckram (a cloth like material mixed with a binder and pressed into a mould similar to a water-based version of ‘glass-fibre’ resin moulding) was being used. They were usually produced in 1/72 scale following the lead already set by the Sky Birds and Penguin models. Compared to the Penguins they were crude and less detailed, but that was satisfactory for identification purposes. They were usually painted in matt-black or matt-grey, an appropriate colour, as a real aircraft would appear in this manner when viewed from a distance. This is a Bakelite model of a German Junkers 88 and is finished in matt black. The Junkers Ju 88 was a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined multirole combat aircraft. Designed by Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke in the mid-1930s. The model would have been used by both RAF and the Army as ground gun crews also needed to positively identify enemy aircraft from a distance. Typically seen in films hanging in aircrew rooms and briefing rooms. These models didn't survive in great numbers. On the bottom it has a moulded "JU 88". It measures 10" wingspan. There is a small drilled hole through the centre of the fuselage which was to thread cord through to hang the model from the ceiling to replicate the model in flight. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13246
£225.00

Scarce WW2 Royal Air Force & Royal Observer Corps 'Buckram' Recognition Model of a Short Sterling. Sn 13252 - 13252
During WW2, from late 1940, models were used extensively in aircraft recognition training programs. Models were of prime importance not only for their versatility in teaching but, as with enemy aircraft, they were often the only subjects ready available for the camera. Most of these models were made of wood, but also Bakelite and Buckram (a cloth like material mixed with a binder and pressed into a mould similar to a water-based version of ‘glass-fibre’ resin moulding) was being used. They were usually produced in 1/72 scale following the lead already set by the Sky Birds and Penguin models. Compared to the Penguins they were crude and less detailed, but that was satisfactory for identification purposes. They were usually painted in matt-black or matt-grey, an appropriate colour, as a real aircraft would appear in this manner when viewed from a distance. This is a Buckram made model of a Short Sterling and is finished in matt black. The Short Stirling was the first four-engined British heavy bomber of World War II. The model would have been used by both RAF and the Army as the Air Observer Corps and gun crews also needed to positively identify friendly aircraft from a distance. Typically seen in films hanging in aircrew rooms and briefing rooms. These models didn't survive in great numbers and as such this buckram model is scarce. On the bottom it has a sticker saying "Stirling" and a white painted "Mall 3". It measures 16" wingspan. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13252
£245.00

WW2 German Luftwaffe Framed Parachute Silk Fragment From A HE111 P-H Shot Down In Birmingham 19th November 1940. Sn 13271 - 13271
This is an original WW2 German Luftwaffe Pilot/Aircrew Parachute silk fragment from a 'shot down' Heinkel HE111 P-H. This parachute fragment was recovered from the crash site of a Heinkel bomber which was shot down in Birmingham by A.A. fire on the night of 19th November 1940. The aircraft wreckage was recovered on 22nd September 1985 at Workshop Farm, Wolvey, Warwickshire. From research the Heinkel had a crew of four, Oblt. H. Klawe (Pilot, Killed), Obgf X. Nirschel (Killed U/Gunner), FW W. Gutekunst (Taken Prisoner), X.Uffz R. Zeitz (Taken Prisoner). This information is on a card in the bottom centre of the fram, see the close up photograph. The fragment of parachute is mounted behind glass and a thin frame. The frame measures 20 1/2 x 16 1/2". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13271
£195.00

A Superb Print Of 2 Spitfires By Robert Taylor & Signed By Douglas bader & Jonnie Johnson. Sn 13258 - 13258
This is a stunning print from 1970 by Robert Taylor, considered to be one of the best aviation artists of the 20th Century. It depicts 2 Spitfires flying high over a coastline and captures the grace and elegance of these iconic planes. It is titled "Spitfire" by Robert Taylor in the bottom margin. Either side of this are the signatures of two of the most famous fighter aces of WW2, Douglas Bader and Johnnie Johnson. The print is double mounted with a 19" x 15" window. A stunning print with signatuers of 2 famous WW2 Spitfire aces. Mounted ready for framing. Please note this has been photographed through a thick cellophane covering which has reflected the light in places. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13258
£350.00

WW2 C1943 British RAF 1st Pattern Type E Airtex Lightweight Coastal Command / Tropical / Desert Unwired Air Crew Flying Helmet With Very Early ‘Bennett’ Buckles. Sn 12823 - 12823
These 1st type flying helmets were introduced in 1943. Their RAF Stores code was 22C/744-747 (see page 18 of the book ‘Luftwaffe vs RAF’ by Prodger). Made of lightweight beige coloured airtex material the helmets were used by RAF Desert/ Tropical and coastal command air crews. This example is clean and has the correct very early ‘Bennett’ buckles. . The rubber ear cups for comms are marked ‘10A/2266, All material is undamaged with just the service wear to be expected and all leather straps are present. There are no visible manufacturer, WD or date marks. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 ½. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12823
£295.00
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