Army Air Forces Silhouette Model. Scale 1:72, Ref. No. CM-608, Dated 2/22/43. Produced by the AAF Aircraft Identification Section, Washington DC. This example is a model of a British RAF Wellington bomber produced in “flat-pack” style in thick black card. All the components (15) are pre-cut/shaped & simply require pressing out & slotting together – full instructions are on the brown paper envelope. The envelope also has 2 small pictures of the assembled model & AAF markings etc. It also states the general purpose & description of the model – the assembled model was to be viewed from 36’ against a light background (equivalent to the silhouette of the actual plane a half a mile) & would then show an exact silhouette of the plane from the top, bottom, sides, front or rear. Overall size of the unmade model is 36x57cm.
The paper packet shows some staining & small tears but is reasonably good. The model is completely unmade (some pieces a little loose) & although a little dusty is in good condition. Lovely item, seldom seen. Stock code M10718.