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    Posted 8 years ago

    scottvez
    (874 items)

    Here is another piece of trench art from my collection. It is made out of a central bullet and coins for the wings, wheels, and tail. The wings are 10 pfenning coins and the tail and wheels are 5 pfenning coins-- all 1915 or earlier dates. The plane measures 3 1/2" nose to tail and has a 3 3/4" wingspan. I believe the model depicts a German Fokker Eindecker monoplane. The Fokker Eindecker was the first aircraft fitted with a synchronized machine gun. This allowed the pilot to "point" at the enemy with the aircraft and bullets were safely sychronized with the propeller to prevent damage. This type of aircraft led to German air superiority from the middle of 1915 to the middle of 1916.

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    1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 8 years ago
      So cool!
    2. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 8 years ago
      Very nice looking plane. Check out the plane I have listed from my trenchart collection.

      Trenchartman
    3. shortfellow shortfellow, 8 years ago
      that is some plane
    4. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Dan and shortfellow.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks again Phil.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Esther and FineLines.

      Scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks official, nonk and viking.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Henry-- when you have the time take a look at all of my trench art items, to include many other airplanes and aviation related items.

      Scott
    9. Militarist Militarist, 8 years ago
      Best trench art item I have ever seen!!
    10. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Militarist-- it is one of my favorites. '

      If you have time take a look at my other trench art postings. I have many other planes, propellers, spiked helmets, etc...

      I like the unusual trench art.

      Scott
    11. Militarist Militarist, 8 years ago
      The use of actual coins from the right time and place really puts this one over the top for me. you have an impressive collection. I always admire trench art but rarely buy it since I already have my collecting fingers in too many pies.
    12. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks again Militarist. It is nice when it all checks out.

      I know about having too many collecting interests!

      Scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks Purdy.

      Scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks mikko-- when you have the time, take a look at my other trench art pieces on ebay. I have several other aircraft and aviation related items posted.

      Scott
    15. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks again petey.

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking p...!

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Comment #15 should read "on Collectors Weekly" NOT ebay. It must have been a busy ebay day.

      I don't sell trench art, but I do buy it on a regular basis on ebay!

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking official. Trench art planes are probably my favorite form. I have about 50 different examples. This is one of the more unusual styles.

      scott
    19. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking tom!

      scott

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