Early Experimental Test Surface, Langley


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.


Silk; Unidentified wood; Iron Alloy; Thread; Copper Alloy


  • 3-D: 108.6 × 31.1 × 2.4cm (42 3/4 × 12 1/4 × 15/16 in.)
  • Storage: 124.5 x 39.4 x 4.4cm (49 x 15 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
  • Storage (Aluminum Pallet with fabric dust cover): 152.4 × 213.4 × 152.4cm, 238.6kg (60 × 84 × 60 in., 526lb.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



Physical Description

One rectangular test surface, fabric-covered. Metal fitting on one end, presumably for mounting surface to a whirling arm.


MODELS-Wind Tunnel

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