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Wings of The Great War WW19002
Nieuport Nieuport 17 Display Model
RFC No.60 Sqn, William "Billy" Bishop

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Nieuport Nieuport 17   3.25"   4.5"

Air Marshal William Avery Bishop, VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED (8 February 1894 - 11 September 1956) was a Canadian flying ace and Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War. He was officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian ace of the war. During the Second World War, Bishop was instrumental in setting up and promoting the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

Nieuport Nieuport 17

Designed as an improvement upon the Nieuport 11, the Model 17 was first flown in January 1916. This French-built fighter was more powerful and more refined than the Nieuport 11, and its rate of climb and maneuverability were superior for its time. The Nieuport 17 had a wide top wing and a narrower lower wing, which made it more of a "sesquiplane" than a biplane ("one and a half wings"). Its single-spar construction meant that the lower wing was weak and prone to disintegrating in flight-but this weakness didn't stop the Nieuport 17 from going on to become one of the most successful fighters of WWI.

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Wings of The Great War

The Wings of The Great War range presents affordable, ready-made resin models of WWI aircraft. Each model is crafted and painted by hand and features a unique pivoting stand that allows the model to be displayed at a variety of different attitudes.

Wings of The Great War display airplanes feature:

  • Molded resin construction with no assembly required.
  • Fixed, non-rotating propellers and wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

Why Resin?
It's very expensive to produce die-casting molds, and manufacturers must sell a large number of models from each mold in order to recoup development costs. Some subjects are so obscure that it's difficult to sell large quantities of them. Resin-casting is a much simpler and less expensive process, and manufacturers can use it to make limited runs of models that can't be cost effectively manufactured in diecast metal. With resin-cast models, collectors can add fascinating and unusual subjects to their collections without the time and difficulty of assembling and painting a model kit.

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