Friday, October 28, 2011

Model Airplanes on Display

The Jeffersontown Historical Museum has an impressive display of model aircraft on display until 2012.  The models are the life's work of Floyd Wilder.  He served in the U.S. Navy and then worked for AT&T. This first picture is of a flying wing of model he created himself.  See next image for description.

This next picture is of one of the model display cases.

Historic plane models are on display as well such as the Bell X-1 (first plane to break the sound barrier).  In addition, models of the X-15 and NASA Space Shuttle can be seen.

Maybe one of the fastest airplanes ever to fly, the SR-71 Blackbird model is shown in the image below.

These next two images are just a small sampling of military aircraft models.  Probably the majority of models are of World War II aircraft made the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, and Russia. In addition, a number of World War I aircraft and jet age models can be seen.

Here is a post-war Japanese defense force jet protecting Japan from monsters like Godzilla!

Plaque educating visitors about the model assembler, Floyd Wilder.

Learn more about the museum located in the Jeffersontown, Kentucky library building at their web page: