Bullet Plane?

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Bullet Plane?

Postby The Devils Bank » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:37 pm

Not sure on this, just "found it" in a back room cubby-hole :eek:

No idea where it's from or how I got it? :-??

I take it that it's trench art of some kind.. quite a odd looking thing.

Quite like it though..

Any ideas?
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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby muckaroon1960 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:55 pm

I'm looking at this and thinking is it some kind of bird scarer you'd mount on a pole on your vegetable patch and the propeller would spin to scare off the birds? It may have had a tail piece fitted in the bullet nose. Could have been a weather vane but no North or South indicator unless there was another part to it? :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby Andyb » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:31 am

Looks like something from a Batman movie :shock: :shock:

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby Christopher Ailsby » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:57 am

Possibly an area drop from the First World War. Would make a "noice" and hurt the target.

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:39 am

Trench art to me.

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:38 pm

I do think it's a piece of trench art, and I have some body lined up to make a tail plane for me.

Should be a interesting restoration..

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:18 pm

Some pictures of the restoration.

It's coming along nicely. :wink:
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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:26 pm

The actual bullet?

Top picture/bottom left, shows an exact bullet with the same markings.

It was made of three pieces - the inner bullet is the same size as a 303 - dated 1915.

An outer piece also 1915, and a prop that was soldered into the outer piece.
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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby The Devils Bank » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:37 pm

Finally got it home..

I do think this how it would have looked originally..

Made up with it.. :ymapplause:
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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby muckaroon1960 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:05 pm

Excellent looks like an Eindekker :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:13 pm

:thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby Dave_Holden » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:45 am

You have great patience Pete and very fine attention to detail - another piece of history saved :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:14 pm

It looks superb and i'm more than delighted with it.

To think it nearly got thrown out :shock:

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Re: Bullet Plane?

Postby Andyb » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:42 pm

That is stunning Pete :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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