Posted 6 years ago
I have collected trench art for over 20 years. I have tried to focus on the unusual.
Aircraft were a popular subject in WW2 era trench art. Most common is the P-38, of which I have numerous posted here on CW.
This is a B-17 Flying Fortress.
This was probably intended as a desk item or paperweight. The plane sits atop a 40mm shell casing and .50 cal shell casing. The bomber is constructed of bullets and casings and the wings are made out of shell brass.
Over 12,000 of these were made prior to and for WW2 use.
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