Lt. A Raymond Brooks was stationed at an airfield in eastern France when the U.S. Army Air Service assigned him to fly a French-built Spad XIII biplane. As a fighter, the Spad XIII was already renowned, and Brooks only added to its mystique. He called the plane Smith IV, a subtle reference to his sweetheart and future wife. She attended Smith College, and it was the fourth plane to carry that name. Brooks shot down six enemies in the plane, and other pilots shot down five more. The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum now owns Smith IV.
This exquisite Spad XIII "Smith IV Mahogany Model is handcrafted by our master craftsmen from the finest Mahogany Wood. Attention is given to every detail, resulting in unsurpassed quality. Models come complete with a detachable wood display stand. The model will be delivered to your door securely in a foam fitted shipping box. These models make a great gift for any aviation enthusiast, veteran or history buff alike.
- Limited Edition: 100 Pieces in Collection
- 18.25 Inch Wingspan
- 13.5 Inch Length
- Material: Mahogany Wood
- Base Plate: Limited Edition Numbered Metal Plate Included