| Throughout our
web, we have many models of planes that are often classified as
"historic" However to facilitate your finding them, most
are included under the appropriate topic. For example, the
famous B-17 Memphis Belle and the B-29 Enola Gay (dropped the
first a-bomb) are listed with other World War II
bombers. This section is restricted to famous aircraft
that were generally one-of-a-kind.
| Here you will
find the great classics. All are in the
National Air and Space
Museum. - First airplane to fly: Wright Brothers Flyer; first to cross the
Atlantic: Spirit of St.
Louis; first woman to fly the Atlantic: Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega;
first to fly around the world: the Douglas World Cruiser; first truly
modern aircraft the Northrop Alpha and the first to break the sound
barrier: The Bell X-1, flown by Chuck Yeager and more.
planes that have broken technological barriers, but generally never went
into production. Included are X-2, X-4, X-5, XF-92, XB-49 Flying Wing, XB-70
Valykrie. Plus others such as Howard Hugh's famous Spruce Goose and Dornier's
enormous seaplane. The only non-U.S. aircraft to be featured in this
section. Contemporary experimental aircraft are in their own
the 1920's and 1930's, airplane racing was the rage of the
nations. It led to many innovations that went into the warbirds of
famous modern plane. We have models for both the 707 and 747
versions, plus the new staff planes.