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Royal Air Force 'Buckram' Recognition Model of a Short Sterling. Royal Air Force 'Buckram' Recognition Model of a Short Sterling.
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Royal Air Force 'Buckram' Recognition Model of a Short Sterling. Royal Air Force 'Buckram' Recognition Model of a Short Sterling.

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Scarce WW2 Royal Air Force 'Buckram' Recognition Model of a Short Sterling. Sn 13252 - 13252

During WW2, from late 1940, models were used extensively in aircraft recognition training programs. Models were of prime importance not only for their versatility in teaching but, as with enemy aircraft, they were often the only subjects ready available for the camera. Most of these models were made of wood, but also Bakelite and Buckram (a cloth like material mixed with a binder and pressed into a mould similar to a water-based version of ‘glass-fibre’ resin moulding) was being used. They were usually produced in 1/72 scale following the lead already set by the Sky Birds and Penguin models. Compared to the Penguins they were crude and less detailed, but that was satisfactory for identification purposes. They were usually painted in matt-black or matt-grey, an appropriate colour, as a real aircraft would appear in this manner when viewed from a distance. This is a Buckram made model of a Short Sterling and is finished in matt black. The Short Stirling was the first four-engined British heavy bomber of World War II. The model would have been used by both RAF and the Army as the Air Observer Corps and gun crews also needed to positively identify friendly aircraft from a distance. Typically seen in films hanging in aircrew rooms and briefing rooms. These models didn't survive in great numbers and as such this buckram model is scarce. On the bottom it has a sticker saying "Stirling" and a white painted "Mall 3". It measures 16" wingspan. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13252
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CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Price£ 245
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured YearWW 2
Your reference13252
Recommended UsageCollection item

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