Wright Brothers Model A

Trainer / Demonstrator Biplane

Wright Model A, Deutsches Museum München © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Wright Model A is a early single-engine two seat biplane aircraft developed and produced by the US-American Wright Brothers.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelWright Vertical 4
Engine Power22 kW30 hp
Speed69 km/h37 kts
  43 mph
Empty Weight336 kg741 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight573 kg1.263 lbs
Wing Span12,50 m41 ft 0 in
Wing Area47,4 m²510 ft²
Length9,32 m30 ft 7 in
Height2,43 m7 ft 12 in
First Flight08.08.1908
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1908-1909
Total Productionca. 60
Developed fromWright Flyer III
Data for (Version)Wright Model A
VariantsWright Military Flyer

[Photo-ID: 5521] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Wright Military Flyer, , , c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2012Wright
Military Flyer
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 3177] © Karsten Palt 2010-01-31
Wright Model A, , , c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2010Wright
Model A
Original aircraft, c/n unknown
Deutsches Museum [Munich / München]
[Photo-ID: 10368] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Wright Model A, , , c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2014Wright
Model A
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 12273] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Wright Model A, , n/a, c/n n/a, Replica,© Karsten Palt, 2016Wright
Model A
Reg.: n/a
c/n: n/a, Replica
with original engine aside
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]