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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
(658 items)

This small trench art plane measures 3" long with a 4" wingspan.

It depicts the famous British Sopwith Triplane. Many folks think exclusively of Germany and the Red Baron when they see a triplane, but the Sopwith had an outstanding reputation and preceded the German triplane. The Fokker Dr.I was Germany's answer to the Sopwith.

The Sopwith Triplane had a production run of only 140 planes but from its introduction in 1916 until late 1917 is was the supreme fighter in WW1.

Scott

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  1. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 3 years ago
    Great plane Scottvez thanks for sharing.
    Trenchartman
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Trenchartman and Finelines.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks official and tom.
  4. Signaholic, 3 years ago
    Great info and great trench art piece Scott!
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks signaholic.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking Rambow-- if you have an interest, I have several other trench art airplanes from both WW1 and WW2 and other aviation related items currently posted on Collectors Weekly.

    Scott
  7. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 2 years ago
    Yeah, you have some really nice examples. I'm partial to the WWI era stuff. There is so much new technology around, to see it expressed in art or otherwise is fascinating to me. It's good to see some patina too, I've seen quite a few (which may have been of questionable origin) that were polished to a shine. I've always been so disappointed by that.

    Very nice collection!
    -Todd
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks Todd.

    The British are real fans of brass polish. I have seen some fantastic engraved shells where you could barely make out the original engraving.

    I am a fan of patina as are most US collectors!

    Scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks packrat and collector.

    Scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking bones.

    Scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking bushrat.

    Scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking tlmbaran.

    Scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking petey!

    scott

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