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    Supermarine Rolls Royce Seaplane, S6B S1595, 1931.

    Supermarine Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595 (with dummy engine). Winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1931. This aircraft was designed by Reginald J. Mitchell (1895-1937), the designer of several world-beating seaplanes and the famous Supermarine Spitfire. It was a

     
    Wright Flyer, 1903.

    Model of Wright Aeroplane, 1903, scale 1:10 Diorama featuring a model (scale 1:10) of the aircraft in which Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) made the world's first controlled and powered flights on 17 December 1903. The brothe

     
    Vickers 'Viscount' airliner, 1953.

    Model of Vickers 'Viscount' Airliner, scale 1:48. The Viscount was the first aircraft powered by gas turbine (turboprop) engines to enter regular airline service. The first flight took place on 18 April 1953 with British European Airways (BEA) on the

     
    SE5a fighter, 1917.

    SE5A Aeroplane, 1916 The Farnborough-designed SE5A was the last British fighter of World War I. The aircraft had a top speed of 130 mph, a ceiling of 22,000 feet and an endurance of three hours making it one of the most effective fighters of the wa

     
    Samuel Pierpoint Langley's 'Aerodrome', 1903.

    Model of Langley's 'Aerodrome' (1903) scale 1:10 The full-size Aerodrome, with a wing span of 48 ft (16m) and powered by a 52 hp engine, was completed in 1903, and two attempts were made by Charles Manly to pilot it over the Potomac River in Washingt

     
    Royal Navy C23 Coastal Airship, c 1917.

    Model of C (Coastal) type non-rigid Airship, C.23. Mostly powered by 150 hp Sunbeam engines, those that survived the war were scrapped in 1919. The C23 was 200 feet long and had an envelope capacity of 170,000 cu.ft. A close up with a side view of th

     
    A V Roe's Triplane, 1909.

    9 H.P. Roe Triplane of 1909. Alliot Verdon Roe (1877-1958) was the first Briton to fly an all British aeroplane, the Roe I, on 13 July 1909 at Lea Marshes, Essex. The aeroplane was constructed from wood and paper, and was powered by a 9 hp JAP engine

     
    Supermarine Napier S5, 1927.

    Model scale 1:16 of Supermarine-Napier S.5.This aeroplane won the Schneider Trophy in 1927, at 454 kmph (281.7 mph). It was designed by Reginald J Mitchell (who also designed the S6B seaplane and the Spitfire fighter). The Jacques Schneider Air Racin