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Fokker Dr.I Triplane - Manfred von Richthofen – Pacific Aircraft 1:32 scale Wooden model 

The Fokker Dr.I, often known simply as the Fokker Triplane, was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918.

It became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofengained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.


A solid wooden model, not new, originally supplied by Collectors Aircraft Models so probably a Bravo Delta model. About15 years old, with a little in grained dust in places but complete and displays impressively. It's one of the mahogany models produced in the Philippines, of which there is currently one are on eBay, at £130.00 + £60 shipping....so this one represents good value !


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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a - Large 16 inch Span - 25th Pursuit Sqn. U.S.Air Services – Ex-C.A.M Wooden model 1:20 scale

The SE5a was considered by many pilots to be the best British single-seat fighter of World War One. Designed at the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough, the first production aircraft had the 150hp Hispano-Suiza fitted and were designated SE5. The later SE5a had the 200 or 220hp Hispani-Suiza or 200hp Wolseley Viper engine.

It was used by twenty-four squadrons of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force in France, Palestine, Macedonia, Mesopotamia and the United Kingdom, and equipped one squadron of the Australian Flying Corps and two of the United States Air Service on the Western Front.


A solid wooden model, not new, originally supplied by Collectors Aircraft Models at Sheraton- Skyline, therefore about 15 years old, with a little in grained dust in places but complete and displays impressively. It's one of the mahogany models produced in the Philippines, of which there are CURRENTLY 2 on eBay, one in UK at £299, and one in the Philippines at £236 + £70 shipping....so this one represents good value !


The model is finished in the colours of the 25 th Pursuit Squadron of the United States Air Services c.1918. The 25th Pursuit went operational on 10 November 1918 and flew one combat mission. before the armistice on 11 November 1918. The Squadron was made up of American pilots who flew with RAF S.E.5a Fighter Squadrons, hence the preference for the S.E.5a. The aircraft were assembled by the Austin Motor Car Co. in Birmingham.UK


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Gotha G.V 1917 - Large 23 inch Span – Ex-C.A.M. Supplied Wooden model 

The Gotha G.V was a heavy bomber used by the Luftstreitkräfte during World War I. Designed for long-range service, the Gotha G.V was used principally as a night bomber.


A solid wooden model, not new, originally supplied by Collectors Aircraft Models at Sheraton- Skyline, therefore about 15 years old, with a little in grained dust in places but complete and displays impressively. It's one of the mahogany models produced in the Philippines, of which there is one currently on eBay, in the Philippines at £239 + £70 shipping...and that is for the smaller version with a wingspan of only 16 inches.....this one is 23 inches....so this one represents good value !



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Unique ! English Electric Canberra presentation and collection from the estate of Air Marshall Sir William L. M. MacDonald K.C.B., C.B.E., D.F.C.

This a seriously rare and stunning collection!

All these items were the property of Air Marshall Sir William L. M. MacDonald K.C.B. C.B.E D.F.C

The centre piece of the collection is a stunning model of a Canberra Bomber on a wooden stand with a presentation plaque reading :

'Presented to Air Marshall Sir William L. M. MacDonald K.C.B. C.B.E D.F.C. By the Chairmen and Directors of the English Electric Company Limited’

This model has a wing span of 8” and looks to have been silver plated, some of  which has been polished off over the years along with the roundels on the upper wing surface. 

The next item is a presentation piece from the Israeli Air Force on the occasion of his visit in 1959.....representing an Israeli Air Force Vautour mounted on a wooden base.

There are also two plaques commemorating firstly his appointment to the Pakistani Airforce Staff college in 1959, the second is from the Greek Air Force in 1961.

Here is a short Biography of William L. M. MacDonald

An Irishman from County Cork, he was educated at Castlenock College and joined the RAF in 1929 on a Short Service Commission.

During the Battle of France on 30 September 1940, he was flying one of five Battles (9283) of 150 Sqn which were set upon by Bf109's.  All five were either shot down or crashed.  In his case Macdonald was chased at tree top height eventually cartwheeling into a French field, fortunately both he and his crew survived, although both crew members were injured.

He became the first Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas, Cyprus, following the island's independence in 1960. On 1 March 1961, his command was renamed Near East Air Force at at the same time he assumed command of the newly created British Forces Near East.  During his tenure as C in C, he made a recommendation for the Near Strike Wing to be re-equipped with the proposed TSR2, but it's subsequent cancellation and the decision to base it's successor, the American F111, in the UK, eventually resulted in re-equipment with Vulcans.

His final appointment was as Air Secretary in 1962; he was made Air Aide-de-Camp to the Queen in 1965 and retired in 1966

A beautiful and very important collection.

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English Electric Canberra B(I) Mk.8 Prototype – Very rare Walker's - Westway Aluminium model c.1956 1:72 scale (2 of 2!)

Another lovely and very rare solid aluminium model of the Canberra B(I)8 from Walker's - Westway c.1956.

A first generation British jet-powered medium bomber, the English Electric Canberra was designed by W. E. W. 'Teddy' Petter (Ex-Westlands) It could fly at a higher altitude than any other bomber throughout the 1950’s and set a world's altitude record of 70,310 ft (21,430 m) in 1957.

The B(I)8 version (3 rd Generation derived from the B6) which added a new forward fuselage with a fighter-style canopy for the pilot, entered service in January 1956....the prototype aircraft was black.

Walker's – Westway Models Ltd. were active from 1942 – 1957 as bespoke model aircraft makers to the aircraft/airline industries, and were based in East Acton, London.

The model is to a scale of 1:72, with a wingspan of 10.5 inches (27cms)

Has a few paint chips as can be seen from the photographs, and original serial lettering has flaked away in several places (easily replaced if required) and, although the stand is a heavy metal one, it's not the original.

The Airframe is excellent and undamaged.


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