Old Air Force World Map, 1943 - Emblem, Insignia, Roundel Chart - Aircraft and Aviation History
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Arrives in time for Christmas
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Rather uniquely, the map was published by Alcoa, the Aluminium Company of America - because lightweight aluminium played a key part in WW2 aircraft manufacture.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (30x40cm), 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm), but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 160 inches (400cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
In addition to all the air force insignia, the map explains how map projections work (like Mercator), why great circles are important for flight, and some stuff about American aircraft and why aluminium is so great.
Oh, and the British Empire (which was rather big at the time) is all coloured a nice shade of red.
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your country's air force! Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain country or emblem is shown on this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday, housewarming or Christmas gift for someone interested in World War 2 or the history of flight.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes the map pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.