Monoplane and Pilot, RAF, early (Britains 433)

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Monoplane and Pilot, RAF, early (Britains 433)

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Arch Two , Area 16
Aviation (display)
Shelf 3

A silver painted metal RAF monoplane with blue, white and red roundels on the wings and the same three colours as vertical stripes n the tailfin. The plane was made Britains Ltd. from 1930 to 1937, and sold as Aircraft Series set number 433.

The plane came with a box whose base converted into a cardboard model aircraft hangar.

Construction and version information

The plane has a cast (lead?) body, and a rectangular sheet-metal wing with a folded front edge and "guillotined" ends, fixed to the body with two rivets. It has silver metal wheels/"tyres". The radial engine block is part of the casting, and is comparatively simple, as opposed to the later 1937 version of 433/435 whose separately cast cylinder block section was far more detailed and much more obvious.

The middle and back of the aircraft fuselage seems to be pretty much identical to that of the 1937 version.

We have two versions of the box for this plane, one with a yellow sticker, and one with an (identically printed) green sticker. We don't know which one it originally come with.