Model aircraft; Pye, Thomas Ellis; 13955

Name/Title

Model aircraft

About this object

Handmade model of a twinseater Tiger Moth, with Air Force insignia on the upper wing (2) & both sides of the fuselage & tail. The body is made of light balsa, with a wooden propellor and 2 wheels wired on. Cotton thread is strung between the struts & fuselage.

Maker

Pye, Thomas Ellis

Maker Role

Maker

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Balsa wood

Measurements

405 x 483 x 150mm (LWH)

Subject and Association Description

Thomas Ellis Pye, L.A.C 40431, served at Ohakea, Levin, Wigram, Blenheim & Tauranga during WWII.

Object Type

Model

Object number

13955

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Phillip Pye 01 Apr 2012 12:37 PM,UTC

My Father made this model, and I'd dearly love to see it for real when I next return to NZ. Can anyone tell me please which Museum it is located in???

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