Sunday, February 19, 2012

German World War II Model Aircraft

The Jeffersontown Historical Museum has an impressive display of model aircraft on display until June 15, 2012.  The models are the life's work of Floyd Wilder.  He served in the U.S. Navy and then worked for AT&T. The museum is located in the same building as the Jeffersontown, Kentucky Public Library (10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY 40299) and the is open Monday-Friday 10 AM - 5 PM.

One can see some very odd and rare German airplane models on display at this exhibit.  This posting shows some of the World War II designs starting with the Nazi piloted cruise missile Fieseler Fi-103. Learn more about it at this web site.  Next would be the Bachem Ba 349 Natter (English translation viper) that was meant to be some sort of intercepter weapon. Learn more at Wikipedia:

Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe (English translation swallow) model of the first jet-powered fighter aircraft. Learn more on Wikipedia:

Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet rocket powered fighter aircraft model, see Wikipedia for more info:

Model of a V-2 (Vergeltungswaffe) rocket and crew, learn about this rocket on Wikipedia:

A model of the famous LZ 129 Hindenburg zepplin that a met a tragic end May 3, 1937 (

More models of German World War 2 bombers and gliders, not sure about their names or histories: