Airdrome Aeroplanes

In June 1914, the scale of human conflict went global when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian empire was assassinated, spurring the beginning of WWI. The innovation of flight was just a few years old, yet the flying machines that debuted during the three-year conflict revolutionized the theatre of war. Airdrome Aeroplanes, home grown in […]

Airdrome Aeroplanes
January 1, 2015

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In June 1914, the scale of human conflict went global when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian empire was assassinated, spurring the beginning of WWI. The innovation of flight was just a few years old, yet the flying machines that debuted during the three-year conflict revolutionized the theatre of war. Airdrome Aeroplanes, home grown in a small town in Missouri, honors WWI with hand-crafted scale models of WWI fighter planes complete with gunnery (disabled, of course). Founded by Robert Baslee in 1989, the company sells fully assembled or kit versions of classic triplanes. Capable of reaching up to 12,000 feet and speeds of 90 miles per hour, the aircraft’s aesthetics are entirely customizable. Building kits start at $5,500; fully assembled models start at $80,000. / airdromeaeroplanes.com

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