Leonardo da Vinci Ornithopter Model

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Leonardo da Vinci Ornithopter Model

This full-size model of one of Leonardo’s ornithopter flying machine designs is based on a drawing in da Vinci Manuscript B, folio 74, Institut de France, Paris. Leonardo likely never actually constructed any of his flying machine designs.

Model built by Opera Laboratori Fiorentini—Civita Group, 2006. Lent by Finmeccanica North America.

Image Number: WEB13338-2013
Credit: Image by Mark Avino, Smithsonian Institution
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