Iconic World War II plane made using 6500 egg boxes

Spitfire made from egg boxes

Slated to be exhibited at Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire, here is the replica of the iconic World War II plane, the “Spitfire,” which is made using 6,500 egg boxes. Measuring 36 ft in length, the Supermarine plane was put together with five liters of glue, 5,000 nails, 10,000 staples and ten liters of paint. Developed by London-based Charlotte Austen, a 27 year old architect, and Jack Munro, a 26 year old sculptor, to mark Help for Heroes event, the life-size model of the Spitfire took six weeks for completion.

Apart from egg boxes, the Battle of Britain fighter replica also chomped through 25 sheets of plywood, 23 ft of foam, 772 ft of wooden batten, 82 ft of steel and 100 square meters of canvas. Reproducing iconic yet complex geometry of the Supermarine Spitfire by combining the traditional timber construction techniques and latest digital processes, such as laser cutting and CNC routing, the artistic plane presents a unique piece of art and that too for a noble cause.

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