WW1 Red Barron Airplane Birdhouse
This hand crafted WW1 Red Barron hanging airplane is made from cedar and the propeller is hand crafted from Bloodwood. The World War I German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen later came to be known as the “Red Baron,” first in English, later also in German (der Rote Baron). In his own diaries, the aviator referred to himself as “der rote Kampfflieger” (“the red fighter pilot”), a term that referred to his bright red aircraft. The French called him “Le Diable Rouge” (“the Red Devil”). Only after the war did the “Red Baron” nickname come into use.At a time when 15-20 aircraft kills were considered exceptional, Richthofen earned his legendary super-status and the coveted Pour Le Mérite medal (der Blaue Max, the Blue Max) by shooting down 80 enemy aircraft (all British except for one French plane). This functional birdhouse includes starter kit of nesting material. Easy clean out in nose of plane. Hole size: 1 1/4" Birds: Nuthatches, Wrens, Downy Woodpeckers and Titmouse. Overall size: 10 1/4" x 16" x 15"