In the hope of "Putting a face to the name" so to speak. I present this collection of Wakefield pictures. All of the subjects are recreations of a bygone time.
The pictures were found on the internet and to a very large extend in the SAM1066 "New Clarion" digital newsletter. I have also been blessed that some modelers of Wakefields have supplied many pictures for this album.
The information included with the photos is that which came with the pictures. Unfortunately do not have the full information on the models per say.
I am always delighted to receive new pictures for the album. Please look around and any information you might have or questions, please E-mail me at email@example.com
model is Erik Knudsen’s 1952 Wakefield design EK-9, which was used by
Erik in the 1952 World Championship in Sweden to obtain the first
honorable place on anWC scoreboard by a Danish participant, 32nd place.
In the following years Erik developed his models and his best
performance was a joint 3rd place with JO’D in the 1956 WC again in
Appears to be the original Model from 1965. Complete with Battle Damage and Hanger Rash
1975 Flying Teapot designed by Jean Claude Neglais
This version built by Louis Joyner from a three veiw
Louis Joyner presented a excellent article of his method of building from a three view
Can be found in the October 2022 AMA Model Aviation.
1955 Joe Bilgri Wakefield built by Bud Romak and present to Daryl Perkins.
Bud presented the model in white Esaki. A blank canvas for Daryl to decorate.
The Bob White Vol Libre 8 Built by Daryl Perkins
Double rolled balsa fuselage per plan. Simpltorque frontend / 2 piece wing only Mod.
The 50 gram "Mirage Wakefield" designed by Roger Simpson
Built by Bob De Shields for the Vintage FAI Wakefield event
Such Beautiful workmanship on the fuselage
1959 Woomera Wakefield. Designed by Bond Baker
This version built by Nigel Tarvin. With a molded Balsa fuselage
I have been told that Woomera stands for "Throwing Stick"
1960 Sky Farer Designed by Roger Gregory
Great Craftsmanship by Bruce Hannah
1955 IL Fuggitivo Designed by Guido Fea of Italy
Built by Leif Ericsson from scaling up drawing in Zaic 1955-56
The carpet just doesn't do it justice
1982 Balsar Wakefield, Designed by Leif Ericsson.
Leif Ericsson build 2 copies during the 2020 lock-down
Jedelsky EJ-85 airfoil. Model is just past the Vintage Wakefield Era.
1962 South American Champion Faio14-W
Faio 14-W. Designed by Erkki Bohm, built by Matheus Andersonn
Faio 14 -W bare bones
The Faio 14-W joined by a Flamingo III
Flamingo III, I believe to be about the same era as the Faio 14-W
Flamingo III built by Matheus Andererson
The XL-56 Wakefield designed by Radoslav Cizek
This version created by Daryl Perkins. From the 80 gram era.
XL-58 built by Bud Romak
The 1936 British Cup Winner designed by Robert Copland
This very colorful example built by Daryl Perkins
1962 Langley Wakefield. Designed by Frank Parmenter
Eustace-1952 Gutteridge Trophy Winner. Built by Howard Gostelow
Keil Kraft Gyspy Wakefield
Built by Howard Gostelow
Rubar II. Designed by Ray Matthews, built by Bruce Hanna.
1951 Kestrel WakefieldDesigned by Ian Dowsett.
Built by Howard Gostelow
Recently finished and partly trim, Howard claims it looks great in flight.
1955 Wakefield designed by Joe Bilgrii
Model built by Mark Vancil
The Vintage FAI contest now includes Wakefield.So we should be seeing more Wakes from after 1956
1956 Le Fever Wakefield Built by Bruce Hanna. Scaled down to 85% to fly in the NFFS Small Nostalgia event
Du-All Wakefield Designed by Gerald Zeigenfuse
Du-All Bones Built by Robert Dunham
Gordon Light's 1935 Wakefield Cup winner.
This version built by Bob DeShields
This example was built by Stuart Coyne
Mark Braulich with his version of the 1936 Wakefield winner
Albert "Bert" Judge with his own replica of his winning design at Warwick Racetrack in 1987
1936 Bert Judge's Wakefield Cup Winner
1945 Bert Judge's Wakefield
1949 Loates Wakefield
1952 Team Wakefield designed by Ed Lidgard
Torontonian Built and launched by Bob White
The 1956 Wakefield of E. Haimalainen Built by Frank Parmenter
Torontonian Wakefield Andy Page built the one above and to the right In 2019
Torontonian Wakefield built by Charles Russel
This Torontonian Designed by Sorjo Ranta of (guess where) Toronto.
Off for the test flight.
1940 Cleveland Gull Wakefield Designed by Joe Elgin
This version built by Thad Hawkins.
1939 Kansas Wakefield. Built by Al Seither
1939 Kansas Wakefield. Built by John Pate
The Kansas Wakefield was designed by Ernie Lynn
George Perryman launching what he referred to as "The Mighty Ying"
The Ying designed 4oz Wakefield. Built by Al Pardue.
1939 Cloudcraft Commander. An 8oz Wakefield designed for a kit
1939 Wakefield Cup Winner. Designed by Dick Korda. Built by Karl Gies
Peter Michel, Tim Westcott, and Peter Jackson with their 39 Korda's
Alex Houlberg's 70 year old Korda
Launch of "Horry" Wakefield
Spencer Willis holding his Horry wakefield
Horry's Wakefield. Designed by Kieth Horry. Built by Mike Turner
Jaguar Wakefield. designed by Ted Evans
Spencer Willis launching his Jaguar
Photo of a 1939 sreamliner showing off the bones
Built by Martin Hurda of the Czech Republic
1939 Bullock Streamliner. Built by Tim Westcott
Showing the Former construction. A very difficult style of fuselage to build.
The Bullock Streamliner finished. Tim Westcott collection
1936 Streamliner. Designed by Robert Copland
This version built by Al Pardue
1939 Flying Minutes. Designed by N. Lees and L Stott
This version built by Richard Thompson
1934 Frank Zaic design built by Reg Parham
Brian Stout with his Flying Minutes
Brian launching his Flying Minutes
SV40 TER. An Italian Wakefield designed by Vencenzo Scardicchio
This design found in a Zaic yearbook and built by Spencer Willis
Allan King with his 1954 Wakefield Cup Winner
Mayfly II a 4oz Wakefield designed by Rushbrooke
Mayfly II in flight
I guess the plane says it all. Built by Tony Piazza
Itzme IV designed by R.F.L.Gosling
Crusader Designed by Peter Capon
Mark Croome's version of Ellila's Wakefiield
Aarne Ellila Wakefield in flight
1949 Wakefield Cup Winner Designed by Aarne Ellile
Le Vibrant, designed by Rene Jossien
1952 La Sorra designed by Lee Renaud. Built by Jean-Pierre Di Riezo
1936 Copland built by Ted Hopgood
Paul Briggs holding a "Clodhopper Wakefield"
1936 Northern Arrow built by Ron Brownson
Wakefield designed by Gordon Light
Itzme built by John Wingate
"ISIS" being launched by designer Alex Houlberg
ISIS Wakefield designed by Alex Houlberg
"ISIS" pair, Full size and a Half-a-Wake.
Peter Michel with his "ISIS"
Walter Getsla (left) designed the Wakefield held by Alwyn Greenaugh
Mike Harrington and Alwyn Greenaugh compare Their Getsla's
Mike Kemp launching a Bloomgren Wakefield
1951 TOTO Designed by Rene Jossien
TOTO built and being launched by Jean Pierre Di Rienzo
1951 TOTO climbing out
1937 Duplex Designed by Chester Lanzo
1937 Duplex Built by Lucien- Maurice Adjads
Karl Gies Launches his Duplex for 3-5minute Maxes and the win.
1939 "WAKE" designed and built by Claude Weber
Le Vibrant. Designed by Rene Jossien. Built by Maurice Charles
Super Snooper. Built by Gerald Martin
Flying Cloud Designed by Henry Struck
Flying Cloud Built by Vince Vurton
1949 Keil Kraft "Gipsy" designed by Bill Dean Built by Karl Gies
1937 Illawarra cup winner designed by J.Barrnett Sydney. Built by Grant Carson
Armes Wakefield Built by Eut Tileston For the electric "Spirit of SAM" event
Clodhopper II Built by Jim O'Riely
1951 Simplet. Designed by Rene Jossien. Built by Jean- Pierre Di Rienzo
1959 Surpriz. Designed by Rene Jossien, Built by Pierre Dupin
1952 Yuwak. Designed by Bernard Pointel Built by Lucien-Maurice Adjadj
PAB Wakefield. Built and launched by Lucien-Maurice Adjadj
1953 Wakefield designed by Roger Garrigou
1953 Wakefield Built by designer Roger Garrigou
Wake Kiener. 1951 yearbook. Built by Jean-Pierre Di Rienzo
1951 New Look. Designed by Jacques Morisset, built by Claude Deur
1951 New Look Wakefield. Built by Claude Weber.
1951 New Look Wakefield. Built by Claude Deur
Lanzo Classic. Built by Doug Petty
1939 Commander. designed for Cloudcraft Models. Built by Jerry Litschi
1950 Wakefield held by designer Jimmy Tangney
Peter Jackson has worked with the designer launching above to create a set of plans for this Wakefield
1950 Tangney Wakefield built by Peter Jackson
1950 Wakefield designed by Jimmy Tangney
Tangney Wakefield built by Peter Jackson
"Grasshopper" 1934 Wakefield cup winner. Designed by J.B. Allman.
1950 "Hurry up 210" designed by Frank Zaic
"Hurry up 210" Built by Andre Meritte
The Frank Zaic "Hurry up 210" in flight
G 55, Designed by Radoslav Cizek
1955 Radoslav Cizek designed "G 55"
Cizek's "G 55" built by Andre Meritte
1948 "Aristocrat" designed by Edwin Stoffel
The Aristocrat, Built by Andre Meritte
1929 Wakefield Designed by R.N. Bullock
1952 Leeds Club Wakefield-Tyke. Designed by M.Tubbs G.Cameron V.Duberry K.Rutter
1956 Thunderbuggy Designer F.L. Swaney Built by Al Lidberg
Front center, "Stark 51" Swedish Wakefield .Right rear, "Harvard". Left rear," Woodoo".
"Blongagen" A Swedish Wakefield built Doris Broutin
"Lustrati" An Italian Wakefield built by Doris Broutin
Woodoo Wakefield also built by Doris Broutin
This Wakefield goes by the name "Zombie"
Jeannine Broutin holding a "Toto"
1941 Wakefield Gull Designed by Joe Elgin
1941 Wakefield Gull Built by Paul Squires
The Wakefield Gull was Kitted by Cleveland Models
1958 Maxmaker designed by George Reich Who won the 1961 Wakefield Cup with it
The Maxmaker along with its builder Paul Squire
1951 Belgium Wakefield designed by Deschepper. Built by Pierre Pailne.
1936 Moffett Winner
Many models of the early years could crossover to other events, the 1936 Moffett Winner designed by Vernon Gray(pictured on left) also qualified for 4oz Wakefield. The Class D outdoor fuselage model designed by William Ying is an other example.
1936 Moffiett Winner Built by Paul Squires annd held by Ash Squires
The model was proxy flown by Bert Ponds at the 1936 International Moffett event.
The 1936 2nd Place Moffett Winner, Designed by Bob Jeffery. Also qualifies for 4oz Wakefield.
1936 2nd place Moffett Winner Built by Jerry Litschi.
1952 Malaye a French Wakefield designed by Alcide Petiot Builder Pierre Pailne
1939 Wakefield Elimination Winner. Designed by Gene Challie
1939 Wakefield Elimination Winner. Builder Hal Wrightman
Hal Cover with his version of Challie's Wakefield
1955 Wakefield WC Winner. Named "Hornisse" (Hornet) Designed by Gustav Samann.
Dick Strang with his version of the 1955 Hornet
1951Copacetic 1 Wakefield Designed by Doug Moran This version built by Al Pardue from a Don DeLoach kit
1934 C.E.Bowden designed Moffett entry. Qualifies also for 4oz wakefield
Framework of the Bowden Moffett. Artwork in and of itself. Built by Leigh Richardson
1931 Wakefield Cup Winner Designed by Joseph Ehrhardt
The 1931 Cup Winner in flight
The Ehrhardt Wake coming in for the landing (I just love this shot)
The builder, Leigh Richardson, with his version of the 1931 Wakefield Cup Winner
1938 Wakefield entry named the "A-10". Designed by Herr Paul Armes.
The Armes Wakefield in flight
Built by Leigh Richardson. This photo gives you an idea of the size.
Hereward Wakefield These photos taken in 1951
The Hereward was designed by Norman Marcus
The Wakefield of Bob Hanford, USA team member for the 1949 World Championship
Bob Hanford holding his version of his father's 1949 WC design. Called the "NRG" ( above and to the right)
Denny Dock with the "NRG" he built
Tilka Wakefield designed by Bror Eimmar Believed to be a early 1980's design. (Above and to the right) This version built by Heinz Stoffels in 1985
Tilka in flight
Red Swan. Desiged by Henry Tubbs (Above and to the right) Published January 1952 in Model Aircraft
Taifun Designed by Gustav Samann
Flown in the 1951 German Championship
This version built by Heinz Stoffels
In English Taifun means Typhoon.
1939 Ted Evans designed "Victrace" This one built by Nigel Tarvin.
A beautiful Wakefield model
And a great looking shop
Bob Bienenstein's 1950 Wakefield
A rear quarter view. Nice little write-up in the Free Flight Digest