An Airplane Design and Photography Collection

March 30, 2012

An Airplane Design and Photography Collection

London-based lawyer Tom Wigley used to love making model airplanes, but over the years his models were crushed or "the subject of ritual burnings." Instead of resurrecting the modeling, he chose to gather a collection of images of his favorites he built models of and those which he wish he'd made. His collection of more than 1,200 images is wealth of design history, innovation and inspiration.

Lead image: NASA Research Fleet at Dryden Flight Research Center

Design, plane, photography
Design, plane, photography
Convair XF-92A

Design, plane, photography
Lockheed F-94B Starfire

Design, plane, photography
Arado 95

Design, plane, photography

Design, plane, photography
Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Savoia Marchetti S. 55 Interior

Dornier Do-X

Cheranovsky BICh-3

Horten Ho IV

Virgin Galactic's Mothership and SpaceShip Two

Boeing B377 Stratocruiser

Northrop YB-49

Design, plane, photography
Space Shuttle Atlantis atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Douglas X-3 Stiletto

North American XB-70A Valkyrie

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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