Wednesday, February 15, 2012

World War I Model Airplanes

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.
This first picture is of a German World War I tri-plane. The next picture are of two French biplanes.
Here is a picture of an American flying poster.
A Japanese triplane model is shown in this next picture.
Next two pictures are of British or French biplane models. One of which is interesting in that the propeller has four blades instead of just two.

The rest of the pictures are of German planes one of which appears to be a model of a plane probably from the 1930s or 1940s based on its tail insignia.