Douglas 0-43

This scale model represents a parasol monoplane observation aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps. They appeared in 1934 powered by a 675 HP Curtiss V-1570-59 inline engine. They served in observation squadrons for several years before being assigned to National Guard units. Twenty-four aircraft were manufactured. Crew of 2 Wingspan 45 feet… Continue reading Douglas 0-43

Curtiss Seagull

This model represents a family of early flying boats developed in the United States in the years leading up to World War I. These airplanes were biplane flying boats powered by a single engine mounted among the interplane struts and driving a pusher propeller. The pilot and passenger sat side by side in an open… Continue reading Curtiss Seagull

Curtiss P-6E

This model represents the Curtiss P-6E “Hawk” which was an American single-engine biplane fighter introduced into service in the late 1920’s with the United States Army Air Corps and operated until the late 1930’s prior to the outbreak of World War II. Beginning in 1922, Curtiss began the design on the Curtiss Hawk line. They… Continue reading Curtiss P-6E

Avro Type G

This model replicates on a small scale the actual airplane which was a two-seat biplane designed by A.V. Roe to participate in the 1912 British Military Aeroplane Competition. It was unique in that it had a fully enclosed crew compartment. The fuselage occupied the entire gap between the upper and lower wings. At the trials… Continue reading Avro Type G

Albatross D.II

This model illustrates to us a German fighter used during World War I. Albatros designers Thelen, Schubert and Gnadig produced the D.II in response to pilot complaints about poor upward vision in the earlier Albatros D.I. The solution was to reposition the upper wing 14 inches closer to the fuselage and stagger it forward slightly.… Continue reading Albatross D.II

Airco DH.2

This model aircraft represents the Airco DH.2 that was a single-seat biplane “pusher” aircraft which operated as a fighter during the First World War. It was the second pusher design by Geoffrey de Havilland for Airco, based on his earlier DH.I two-seater. de Havilland designed the aircraft, but it was built by Airco. 453 of… Continue reading Airco DH.2