Object details

Category
Vehicles, aircraft and ships
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (association)
Creator
RAF Medmenham
Production date
1941-04-14
Materials

whole: wood

whole: plaster

whole: board

Dimensions

whole: L: 60in W: 48in H: 3.5in Weight: 18kg incl case Scale: 1/7500

Catalogue number
MOD 507

Object associations

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Second World War
Meet The Squander Bug
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