Chaffee’s 1930 Boeing P-12B

Bill Chaffee spent 500 hours building his static scale P-12B.  All his hard work shows, as the incorporated details are amazing!  (And, Bill won 1st place in the contest, earning him a silver trophy, $200.00, and a trip to Europe.)

Visit the museum before Labor Day 2016 to see this wonderful model in person.

The Boeing P-12B is done in basic military markings, yellow wings and an olive green fuselage.
Bill Chaffee’s Boeing P-12B. Photo by C. Pettigrew.
The rear section of the fuselage is not currently covered, allowing the viewer to see the model's frame.
Bill Chaffee’s Boeing P-12B. Photo by C. Pettigrew.
The model is static, and so the detailed radial engine is for realism purposes only.
Bill Chaffee’s Boeing P-12B. Photo by C. Pettigrew.
The cockpit has control dials that were copied and pasted in.
Close up of the cockpit in Bill Chaffee’s Boeing P-12B. Photo by C. Pettigrew.

Many thanks to Ellen Earle Chaffee, Henry Chaffee, and Clark Chaffee for loaning the model to us!

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