Meccano Aero Constructor outfits

Liverpool, England, 1932-WWII

The Aero Constructor outfits came in three different sizes with metal parts to build a variety of different airplane types with one or two wings, one, two or three engines and wheels or floats. They also came in various color schemes with insignia for different countries. Some of the outfits had pilots, and a clockwork motor was available to turn the propeller and the wheels of the undercarriage (landing gear). Later the Special outfits, from 1937 onwards, had moveable control surfaces on the wings and tail. The model shown in this photo has this feature, plus an extra pilot figure riding as a passenger!

This particular model was likely inspired by one of the DeHavilland light aircraft that were popular in the British Commonwealth during the 1920s and 1930s.

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