Posted 5 years ago
This trench art model is unusual due to its large size. The wingspan is 9” and the fuselage is about 8 ½”.
The fuselage is made from two rifle rounds. The wings are heavy shell brass that has been cut and straightened. The wings are embellished with edge scalloping and the German Cross insignia.
The wheels are crude casting from aluminum.
This early war aircraft model was probably made prior to 1916.
Taube's carried out the first bomb attacks of the war on both Paris and London in 1914. Due to its poor maneuverability, the Taube was relegated to use as a trainer within six months of the start of the War.