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Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO (CZ)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.07.2013 - Tagged as:

Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO

Supermarine S.6B, Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO

Czech creative collective OKOLO have created a series of airplane models made of wood inspired by the Coupe d’Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider, more commonly known as the Schneider Trophy, a race specifically created for seaplanes that was held 11 times between 1913 and 1931.

 

 

Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO

Supermarine S.6B and Savoia-Marchetti S.65, Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO

“Our wood airplane models includes the Supermarine S.6B, originally built with a Rolls Royce engine and designed by Reginald Joseph Mitchell. The machine was the fastest airplane at the Schneider cup with a speed of 547 km/h.” says OKOLO. “The other model represents the unique Savoia-Marchetti S.65 with two propellers. It was developed in 1929, but never entered the race due to technical problems.”

 

Savoia-Marchetti S.65, Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO

Savoia-Marchetti S.65, Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO

The Schneider cup was founded by financier, balloon pilot and airplane enthusiast Jacques Schneider (1879–1928) in 1911 “as a platform for technical development of seaplanes, which were predicted as airplanes of the future.”

 

to the OKOLO website

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