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WW1 Trench Art German Taube Airplane c. 1916

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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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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.

Scott

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    This is wild, wonderful aviation at its dawn. Magnificent piece I envy !! Never seen anything like it before, like a saw blade or bat - the wings. Exciting piece, you are blessed to own anything like this.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Phil.

    The Taube is a great early WW1 airplane. I have several more of this style-- one more posted on CW.

    I'd like to see any of your trench art planes-- pls post when time allows.

    Scott
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Just saw an incredible similar one on ebay this moment -- YIKES -- it is going to be a record breaker. Somewhat more detailed and a real beauty.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    They bring good money (even on ebay).

    A lot of these come out of the UK-- they were more adept at the "model" making; however, many lose some of the details due to that English habit of polishing!

    I have about 10 other early aviation items on CW now-- several other planes, a zeppelin, WW1 prop with clock, WW2 prop pieces, and WW1 airplane fabric.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks tom and Ron.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks vetraio and FineLines.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks again, Henry.

    Scott
  8. petey petey, 2 years ago
    You have a great collection of trench art, first chance I have had to look properly at the items you have posted, in a word, FANTASTIC!
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting petey, I appreciate your interest!

    Scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks p...!

    scott

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