A fine WW1 period Trench Art aeroplane model based on an early Taube design.
Circa 1914 / 15.
Made by troops and local residents during the war, Trench Art came in various
forms - including aircraft such as this. Very well constructed around an original
rifle bullet that forms the fuselage. The wings and tail utilising other fragments
of gunmetal / shell casings. The rotary engine is well detailed having a wooden
It has not been cleaned and so displaying a good patina.
5.5" 14 cm Long 5" 12.7 cm Wingspan