Original Batwing Model
The name Batwing originated from Sam Hamm's drafts for the film. Tim Burton decided on a new stylized name for the traditional Batplane of the comics, similar to "the car" which was never being referred to as the Batmobile in the film. Originally, the Batwing was written to have a laser weapon, but, as the film was developed, it was diced to focus on artillery instead.
David Russell created several unused Batwing designs early in the process. A completely new approach was taken to the look of Batman's plane; the version that ended up being developed was designed by Julian Caldow.
At least five models were created of the Batwing at various sizes and scales, with only the wreckage that was constructed in full-scale. The three primary models included an 8ft, fully automated model, a 2ft model and a 1" model.
This miniature was made under the supervision of Derek Meddings.