Authentic Models Spirit of St. Louis Model AirplaneItem#: HN-AMD013
What's Not Included
Any proud citizen of St. Louis will tell you their fair city financed the plane that Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic. He took off from Roosevelt airfield in New York and made history 33 hours and 30 minutes later, landing at Le Bourget Aerodome in Paris. He had this plane built to his specifications to make the journey, and this hand-made model accurately represents the famous aircraft in many ways. Three extra fuel tanks obscured a direct front view. As you can see from this model, the small windows on the front afforded Lindberg a front view only through a periscope. This design was needed for the most economical fuel consumption and weight distribution. Months of thought went into building the Spirit of St. Louis to ensure success.
Look at the details of the burly 220-horsepower 9-cylinder Wright "Whirlwind" engine with a steel propeller. Lindbergh, an experienced barnstormer and mail pilot between Kansas City and Chicago, was a firm believer in only one engine. He thought multiple engines only increased the chance of failure. And, this model shows the ingenuity of Lindberg as the customized Ryan M-2 has larger wings than other Ryan aircraft of this type. You can see the details of the cockpit when you look through the front and side windows, too. The accuracy of the painted "Spirit of St. Louis" name and ID numbers on the canvas fabric is truly stirring. Order this plane and own a superb model of the most well-known aircraft that ever flew. 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.
Dimensions & Specifications
- Board dimensions: 19L x 4D x 19W inches
- Board material: camphor wood
- King height: 3.75 inches
- Base width: 3.5 inches
- 2 felt-lined storage drawers inside
- Chessman crafted from Sheesham and Kari wood