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Wings of The Great War WW13002
Nieuport Nieuport 28 Display Model
US Army 95th Aero Sqn, Quentin Roosevelt, July 14th, 1918

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Nieuport Nieuport 28   3.25"   4.25"

Quentin Roosevelt (November 19, 1897 July 14, 1918) was the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt. Family and friends agreed that Quentin had many of his father's positive qualities and few of the negative ones. Inspired by his father and siblings, he joined the United States Army Air Service where he became a pursuit pilot during World War I. Extremely popular with his fellow pilots and known for being daring, he was killed in aerial combat over France on Bastille Day (July 14), 1918.

Nieuport Nieuport 28

Designed as a replacement for the Neiuport 17, which was no longer competitive against contemporary German fighters, the Neiuport 28 was first flown on June 14, 1917. Designers wanted to combine the light airframe and maneuverability of the Neiuport 17 with updated features such as a new wing structure, twin synchronized machine guns and a more powerful engine. The Neiuport 28 was the first aircraft to serve with an American fighter squadron, but it claimed that distinction by default; by the time it entered service it was already outclassed by the SPAD S.XIII, which was in short supply and initially unavailable for export to the United States.

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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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