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The initial bird-like “Taube” (Dove) design was made by Austrian Igo Etrich and successfully took to the air in April 1910. Unfortunately for Etrich he was unable to successfully patent the design which lead to a dizzying array of copycat Taube designs being churned out by dozens of German manufacturers. One of the most successful was Jeannin Stahltaube (Steel Dove) which was widely operated by the German military. Note that while just about all Taubes superficially appear the same they are in fact significantly different from one another.

32058 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube (1914)
-165 high quality injection moulded plastic parts.
-21 photo-etched metal detail parts.
-Completed model size = 30cm x 43cm.
-Optional 100hp Daimler-Mercedes D.1 and 120hp Argus AS.II engines.
-Optional injection moulded or photo-etched wire wheels.
-Optional propellers, exhaust manifolds, gravity fuel tanks and pistol armament and hand dropped bombs.
-Ultra fine 0.3mm to 0.5mm wing warping control surfaces.
-Innovative wing to fuselage join ensures strength and correct dihedral. Structural rigging for strength is not necessary.
-24 page fully illustrated instruction manual.

-High quality Cartograf decals including markings for 5 aircraft;

A - Jeannin Stahltaube 172/14, Lt. Fritzlohn(?), Adlershof-Johannisthal, late 1914 to early 1915.
B - Jeannin Stahltaube 180/14, Deutches Technikmuseum Berlin.
C - Jeannin Stahltaube 271/14, Emil Wendler, Adlershof-Johannisthal, late 1916 to early 1917.
D - Jeannin Stahltaube 283/14, Adlershof-Johannisthal, 1915.
E - Jeannin Stahltaube 319/14, Armee-Flug-Park 9b, early 1915.