Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

One-quarter front right side view of forward half of the Wright (Co) Type A Military biplane, mounted on its launching rail, on the ground during the Army Trials at Fort Myer, Virginia, early September 1908; left to right are seen Charles Furnas (bending over aircraft controls), Orville Wright, and Charles W. Taylor.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957


  • Taylor, Charles W
  • Wright, Orville


Early September 1908

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


Glass negatives

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