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Rare Yakovlev Yak-23 “Flora” - RAF Recognition /Spotter model with original box and packing – Rowley Workshops

An original and un-restored wooden RAF Aircraft Recognition model of the Soviet Yak-23 (Flora) complete with it's original box, inner packing, treasury ties and all box labels, made by the well known Rowley Workshops before they changed over to using aluminium for their ID models. It has had Soviet decals added at some pint, and cockpit lines and control surfaces have been highlighted. These may possibly be removed with a gentle solvent. Beneath the starboard wing, the original red ink stamp can also be faintly seen...I have tried to “contrast up” a photograph to show this.

The Yakovlev Yak-23 was an early (1949) Soviet jet fighter with a straight wing. It was developed from the Yak-17 in the late 1940s and used a reverse-engineered copy of a British engine (Rolls-Royce Nene or Derwent) It was not built in large numbers as it was inferior in performance to the swept-wing Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.


Age related drying out cracks at joints and paintwork can be seen in the photos. However the airframe is good, straight and complete. In original, un-restored condition.

In the standard British ID model scale of 1:72, the model measures around wingspan is 4.75 inches long (11.5cm)

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Antonov An-12 “CUB” – COLD WAR NATO/GERMAN Recognition Model – 1:120 scale - RARE

The Antonov An-12 is a four-engined turboprop transport aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. It is the military version of the Antonov An-10 . The first prototype made its maiden flight on 16 December 1959. Over 900 had been built (both military and civilian versions) when Soviet production finally ended in 1973.

This Recognition Model dates from around the late 60's / early 70's. Solid construction, using a wood/resin composite material which will not warp or twist, and making the models very durable. They were manufactured in Germany, primarily for the use of the German armed forces, but were also available to thet NATO members.

At a scale of 1:120, the length of this model is around 12 inches (30cms) Condition is excellent, and underneath has its original stores information reading : “ CUB 6910-12-306-3027 1:120 BUND"

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Piper L-4 Grasshopper (Cub) WWII US Cruver Aircraft Recognition / Spotter Model

The Piper L-4 Grasshopper evolved from the successful Piper Cub series that took to the air as early as 1930.

A rare 1:72 scale model manufactured during WW2 by the US firm Cruver of Chicago.

These models were made of black cellulose acetate, and were prone to warping and general deterioration, this is in remarkably good condition. A VERY slight and gentle droop at the wing tips, but appears to be stable. The undercarriage has had a repair at some point, but is all complete......A very rare model. At 1:72 scale, the wingspan is around 6 inches (15cms)

The Cub was originally intended as a trainer, and saw great popularity in this role and as a general aviation aircraft. Due to its performance, it was well suited a variety of military uses such as reconnaissance, liaison and ground control, and was produced in large numbers during WW2 as the L-4 Grasshopper

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