Replica of the first Wright Aeroplane

Made:
1903 in Kittyhawk

Replica of the first Wright Aeroplane, 1903 (engine represented by dummy)

Replica, modelled from the original. Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) made the world's first controlled and powered flights on 17th December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers developed a flying machine and learnt to fly over several years using gliders before fitting an engine.

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Science Museum: Flight Gallery

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Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1948-268
type:
aircraft
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
credit:
The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School
status:
Permanent collection

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