Wing structure

Wing structure

Wing structure

Inv. 5060
Interpretation by Alberto Mario Soldatini e Vittorio Somenzi, 1952 - 1955

The wing structure study marked a critically important moment in Leonardo's endeavour to design a machine capable of making mankind fly. This drawing shows a bat-wise wing with a wood and cane frame covered with fabric stretched all over. The wing, with its veins and covering, is made up of a deal shaft with cane spokes leading off from it.

The model is based on the drawing:

  • Codex Atlanticus f. 858 r. (1487-1490)
    Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana