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.
“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.”
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.”