Authentic Models Spad XIII French Model AirplaneItem#: HN-AMD007
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French SPAD aircraft were instrumental in the Allied effort in World War I, and the most prolific French ace, Georges Guynemer flew one like this. Designed by the Societe Pour Le Aviation et ses Derives, commonly known as SPAD, this French aircraft entered service in May 1917. SPAD XIII planes were uncommonly effective aircraft, and Guynemer flew them to 53 victories. This model captures all of the details, including struts, wires, and the wood propeller of Guynemer's plane. Even the canvas fabric stretched over the handmade frame is painted with accurate markings.
Look closely at this model and you will see the details of this dauntless warrior machine. This wooden SPAD XIII has bigger wings, a larger rudder, and a more powerful engine than its predecessors. And, it was faster and more rugged than its contemporaries. 8,000 of them were built overall, and after the Armistice, France cancelled orders for an additional 10,000.
Dying in battle at the age of 22, Guynemer was an inspiration to his country and the Allies. He once said, "Until one has given all, one has given nothing."
Order this model and be inspired by the bravery of Georges Guynemer and this part of European aviation history. Some minor assembly is required.
About Authentic Models
Authentic Models strives to create and distribute a comprehensive collection of historic and fine art reproductions worldwide. Haring Piebenga founded the company in 1968, and today AM is a European wholesale manufacturer with warehouses and corporate offices in Oregon and Amsterdam. AM pursues original items at auction and uses these models for their design ideas. Each hand-made item appeals to the human need for nostalgia, intrigue, and beauty by evoking a story from the past. High-quality construction using only the finest materials ensures that these charming pieces will become treasured heirlooms in their own right.
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