1940s Vickers Wellington WW2 Aircraft Brass Desk Model

£25.99

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Description

1940s Vickers Wellington WW2 Aircraft Brass Desk Model

This is a very collectible brass model of a WW2 1940s twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft.
In pretty good condition, with surface scratches, scuffs and pitting in the metal.

Approximate size:
Wing Span: 18cm
Height:- 4cm
Length: 12cm

This model captures the silhouette of the aircraft and is very similar to the RAF recognition model aircraft produced, usually in wood, during WW2 as a teaching aid for allied troops. This version comes without a stand and was probably made as a paperweight. It has been lightly polished. These models were often made from recycled aircraft metal during and post WW2, and are often referred to as ‘trench art.’

A wonderful display item for the office desk, study and hobby room!

We believe it is a representation of either a:-

  • Vickers Wellington (thank you, Bob) or a
  • American B-26 Martin Marauder: (thank you, Johnathan).
    • Built by the Glen. L. Martin Company, Maryland, USA, the Marauder saw service during World War II in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Western Europe Theatres.

Since it was made in the UK, it is most likely to be a Vickers Wellington. According to Wikipedia,

“The Wellington was made from the mid-1930s at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey, led by Vickers-Armstrongs’ chief designer Rex Pierson; a key feature of the aircraft is its geodetic airframe fuselage structure, principally designed by Barnes Wallis.”

A wonderful display item for the office desk, study and hobby room!

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Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg