Model, Static, Travel Air Model R


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Balsa, metal, and acetate display model of the Travel Air Model R racing aircraft which won the 1929 Thompson Trophy race in red and black paint scheme. 1/16 scale. Circa 1939.

Credit Line

Gift of Thompson Products, Inc.

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Overall - balsa
  • Rigging - metal
  • Windscreen - clear acetate.


Model: 15.9 x 38.7 x 55.9cm (6 1/4 in. x 15 1/4 in. x 22 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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



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