Pewter Spitfire supplied on a pin with clasp.
Huge developments in aviation took place during World War I and II with the increased use of fighters and bombers in aerial reconnaissance and offensive roles. Post World War II heralded in the age of jet engines used on fighters, bombers, helicopters and commercial planes.
Today's planes can be powered by alternative fuels, such as ethanol, electricity and even solar energy and some are capable of leaving the Earth's atmosphere.
Can be used as a small toy, too. Very good quality.