This paper proposes a family of high-pressure capturing wing configurations that aim to improve the aerodynamic performance of hypersonic vehicles with large volumes. The predominant visual feature of such configurations is a thin wing called a high-pressure capturing wing attached to the top of an upwarp airframe. When flying in the hypersonic regime high-pressure airflow compressed by the upper surface of the vehicle acts on the high-pressure capturing wing and significantly augments lift on the vehicle with only a small increase in drag producing a correspondingly high increase in its lift-to-drag ratio. A series of numerical validations were carried out on the basis of both inviscid and viscous computational models in which ideal cones with different cone angles and combined cone-waverider bodies with different volumes were used as airframes. The results clearly demonstrate that a configuration using a high-pressure capturing wing has a significantly higher lift (with a correspondingly high value of lift-to-drag ratio) than one without a high-pressure capturing wing especially for vehicles with large volumes. This paper contains a preliminary results-based report of the conditions under which high-pressure capturing wing configurations were tested.