Featured Interesting WWII period model aircraft

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Pegasus52, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Pegasus52

    Pegasus52 New Member

    Hope you don't mind me sharing this lovely piece with you folks. It's a wonderfully made model of a training glider like those my dear old Dad would have flown during WWII. It was cast in aluminium. Some of these models were made by apprentices working in the factories where the real thing was produced; others by RAF fitters during quiet spells. I really like the stand; kind of a mash-up of gothic and art deco influences!

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  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I thought Art Deco when I saw it. I love this. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. Pegasus52

    Pegasus52 New Member

    You're welcome; got a ton of WWII stuff here that you might like to see in the coming weeks/months
     
  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Cool piece . Can we see the bottom of the stand ?
     
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  5. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Excellent! My dad was in the Navy in WWII, Pacific.
     
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  6. Pegasus52

    Pegasus52 New Member

    Sorry my friend, it's packed away now. There are no maker marks or anything; the roughness makes me wonder if it was sand-cast
     
  7. Pegasus52

    Pegasus52 New Member

    Much respect to him; my Dad was 1st British Airborne Division, one of the guys who fought at Arnhem in '44. Such a great generation; we will remember them!
     
  8. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Likewise to your father. Agreed: Greatest Generation.
     
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  9. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    At one time I had this Lancaster bomber, but I like the stand on yours better.

    Avro Model Lancaster Bomber Airplane Plane Ashtray Die Cast Diecast Metal -a.jpg
     
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  10. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I like both(!) but the ashtray base makes it the coolest!
     
  11. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    My Dad was in the Navy and we had most of the Navy airplanes from WWII. He enjoyed talking about them.
    From almost the same period - early 1950s, we had 4 C130s come over yesterday and 2 today. They were flying low for landing and the earth rumbled!
     
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I belong to the Glider Pilot Regiment Association. Qualify for my pa: he was trained as both a para and a pilot, recommended for OCTU, but chose to be a para instead. Ended up a sergeant major. Not bad for a lad who left school at fourteen.
     
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  13. Ision

    Ision Member

    General Aircraft Hotspur Mk. II Glider RAF trainer.
     
  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    We thank you for your service !!!!!!!! :happy:
     
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