Vintage Aluminium or Chrome Plated Aircraft - Page 2


Potez 630/1 – WW2 Aluminium Trench Art model & piston head stand


A lovely old Trench Art Potez 630/1 cast in aluminium. Pleasingly accurate, the model is complete with a piston head base, and original old perspex/lucite prop discs.

The Potez 630 and its derivatives were a family of twin-engined aircraft developed for the French Air Force in the late 1930s. The design was a contemporary of the British Bristol Blenheim and the German Messerschmitt Bf 110. The Potez 630 was in use by several operators during the WW2. Following the Battle of France, both the Vichy French Air Force and the Free French Air Force used the type, and a number of captured aircraft were operated by several air wings of the Axis powers. After the end of the conflict in 1945, a handful of aircraft were used for training purposes for some time.

The model has been left exactly as found, it would undoubtedly polish up well, and the prop discs could also be carefully cleaned...it is my usual practice to leave all original patina and to leave the “Clean or Not to Clean” decision up to the new owner !

No damage to airframe, prop discs complete.......see photos !

This elderly model displays well, has a wingspan of around 10 inches ( 26cms) and weighs .8 Kg.

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MILES M.9 KESTREL 1939 ! – Ultra rare, unique Pre war aluminium model / trophy.

Named and Dated, almost 12 inch span......an absolute one-off model of a very rare aircraft !

This is a superb aluminium period model depicting the Miles Kestrel.

The Miles M.9 Kestrel was a 1930s British single-engined tandem seat monoplane, intended as an advanced trainer. Only one Kestrel was built but it was developed into the Miles Master for the RAF and produced in large numbers at the start of the Second World War.

The Kestrel was Miles' first high powered aircraft and was an aerodynamically clean monoplane with cantilever wings and tailplane. It is not recorded whether it was named after a bird of prey, like many aircraft designed by F. G. Miles, or after its Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine.

The sole Kestrel (G-AEOC) was built as a private venture, and first flew in May 1937.


Dated 1939, this rare item it is in the form of a Presentation Piece, presented to the Cardiff Aeroplane Club’s Chief Flying Instructor (Not Named), by the President of the club, Captain W.R. Bailey, Christmas 1939.

The inscribed (mock) registration G-UCFI echoing the recipients position within the club. 

The Plaque, which is Sterling Silver, and marked as such, is attached to a substantial Hard Wood Plinth, and is inscribed …...

Presented by

the President

of the

Cardiff

Aeroplane Club

(Capt WR Bailey)

Xmas 1939

There is one OLD repair to one of the propeller blades (see photo). This has been done well and doesn’t distract from the look of the overall piece. The model is very evocative of the 1930s, and of course, was presented, just as the country was plunged into WW2 and less tranquil times.

WING SPAN: 11.02 inches (28cms)

WEIGHT Unpacked:  1kg  Packed:  1.6kg

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