For nearly 20 years I've collected vintage
desktop models made for, and distributed by, companies in the aircraft and aerospace industries. In recent years I've focused
on the X Planes, a series of experimental research vehicles whose legacy reaches back to the Bell X-1 and continues today
through the Gulfstream X-54.
Here are selected examples from my collection. You'll
also find models that I've acquired simply because I found them pleasing. This site focuses on just the models; for information
on the actual aircraft, see Jay Miller's definitiveThe X-Planes X-1 to X-45 (Midland, 2001) and American X-Vehicles:
An Inventory X-1 to X-50 by Dennis Jenkins, Tony Landis, and Jay Miller (NASA, 2003).
This site continues to evolve monthly, so come back often.
And please note: photos and text are copyright © 2009 by Chad Slattery. No reproduction or use is allowed without written