Model of Wright Flyer

Made:
1903
maker:
Orville Wright
and
Wilbur Wright
Diorama featuring a model (scale 1:10) of the aircraft in which Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright Diorama featuring a model (scale 1:10) of the aircraft in which Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright Model. Wright aeroplane, 1903, scale 1:10. Detail  view of pilot on blue background. From a colour transparency in the

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Diorama featuring a model (scale 1:10) of the aircraft in which Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Diorama featuring a model (scale 1:10) of the aircraft in which Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model. Wright aeroplane, 1903, scale 1:10. Detail view of pilot on blue background. From a colour transparency in the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model. Wright aeroplane, 1903, scale 1:10.

Diorama featuring a model (scale 1:10) of the aircraft in which Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) made the world's first controlled and powered flights on 17 December 1903. The brothers developed a flying machine and learned to fly over several years using gliders before fitting an engine. The original Wright Flyer was placed in the Science Museum by Orville Wright in 1928, but was returned to the United States in 1948. This diorama represents the Wright Flyer on the wooden launching track just before taking off on its first flight, at Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the United States.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1932-337
Materials:
metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
aircraft