Model, Rocket, X-7 Ramjet Vehicle

Model, Rocket, X-7 Ramjet Vehicle

     

This is a plastic desktop model of the X-7 ramjet vehicle. Lockheed built these vehicles in the 1950s for the Air Force for engine and flight research. Carried aloft by a B-29 or B-50, the booster ignited after launch, was jettisoned, and the ramjet then took over. Assisted by parachutes, the X-7 eventually returned to Earth. The maximum speed reached by an X-7 was 2,000 mph.

Lockheed made the model and donated it to the Museum in 1958.

Gift of Lockheed

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Lockheed Missiles and Space Division

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic, paint
Dimensions
Approximate: 17.78 x 30.48 x 7.37cm (7in. x 1ft x 2 7/8in.)

This is a plastic desktop model of the X-7 ramjet vehicle. Lockheed built these vehicles in the 1950s for the Air Force for engine and flight research. Carried aloft by a B-29 or B-50, the booster ignited after launch, was jettisoned, and the ramjet then took over. Assisted by parachutes, the X-7 eventually returned to Earth. The maximum speed reached by an X-7 was 2,000 mph.

Lockheed made the model and donated it to the Museum in 1958.

Gift of Lockheed

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Lockheed Missiles and Space Division

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic, paint
Dimensions
Approximate: 17.78 x 30.48 x 7.37cm (7in. x 1ft x 2 7/8in.)

ID: A19580077000