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New Scale Models added to the Museum’s Collections

April 29, 2010

Warning: This is a post about scale models. If you are not interested in scale models, with any luck you will be by the end of the article. If you are still uninterested, the blog holds no responsibility…

A collection of models by Dennis Gerber

One of the great things about working at a Museum is you never know what new thing you will see when you walk into work in the morning. A few days ago, a modeler named Dennis Gerber, who has been written about in Fine Scale Modeler magazine, donated a bunch of great looking models to the Museum. I took a few pictures to share with you.

These first picture is of an imaginary German jet-fighter from World War II. Seems like something the group Luft ’46 would make.

This next model is a Northrop YB-35. Designed as a flying wing heavy bomber with the payloads carried in the wings, only prototype and pre-production aircraft were ever built before the company moved on to the jet-powered, YB-49.

Model by Dennis Gerber

In the 1950s, the Air Force wanted a VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft. Below is a model of Mcdonnell’s proposed design, the XV-1 Convertiplane.

Model by Dennis Gerber

This last one is of a gunner ready for action. This just looks cool.

Model by Dennis Gerber

Many other models of tanks and planes were donated. I just did not want to create a post two miles long. However, if they were not so valuable, I could easily see myself playing a game of war with them.

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