Technical and scale drawings
  • Technical and scale drawings
  • Aircraft technical manuals
  • Aircraft technical manuals
  • Captured German & Japanese air technical documents
  • Captured German & Japanese air technical documents
  • Technical reference files
  • Technical reference files
  • Film Archives
  • Film Archives
  • Photo Archives
  • Photo Archives
  • Audio collections
  • Audio collections
  • Aircraft history cards
  • Aircraft history cards
  • Our Archives is the repository for more than two million aircraft and spacecraft technical and scale drawings, donated over the decades by manufacturers, the armed services, and by individual illustrators. Most drawings are available for reproduction.

    Selected Collections

    Drawings on Paper

    Drawings on Paper - Prepared Sets
    Peter Westburg Drawings
    Nicholas Van de Grift Karstens Aircraft Drawings
    1903 Wright Flyer Drawings
    Waco Aircraft Company Drawings
    Fairchild Model 24 Drawings
    U.S. Navy Recognition Model Plans
    Aeronca Factory Drawings
    Mooney Mite Aircraft Drawings
    Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet Drawings

    Drawings on Microfilm

    ***16mm and 35mm microfilm reproduction is currently unavailable.***

    U.S. Air Force Engineering Drawings

    Accessing These Collections

    To obtain reproductions of drawings from the collections listed above, please submit the appropriateorder form. Keep in mind, these listings represent only a small percentage of our technical and scale drawings. If you are interested in drawings that are not listed above, please contact thereference desk to request a custom search printout. Due to drawing size and conservation concerns, most drawings are not accessible when visiting the Archives.

    For more information on our technical drawings: