Messerschmitt Bf 108 Trench Art Model
We believe this model to be of the the Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun although we stand to be corrected if we have got this wrong! The 108 was an all metal single-engine sports and touring aircraft developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke and first flew in 1935 and served with the Luftwaffe during World War II, where it was primarily used as a personnel transport and liaison aircraft. We are advised the stand of this model is fashioned from a part recovered from an aircraft crash site although we are unable to ID the part. The stand is 4” high (10cm) and the model carries a wingspan of 4” (10cm). The airframe is made from aircraft alloy and although no propeller is fitted but this helps to give the aircraft the look of being in flight. An unusual subject for a trench art model.