Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 92.08 x 17.46 x 16.19cm (3ft 1/4in. x 6 7/8in. x 6 3/8in.)
This is a 1:24 scale model of the Redstone, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile based on mobile launchers. Developed in the 1950s by Werner von Braun and his collegues at Redstone Arsenal, it carried a nuclear warhead and had a range of approximately 250 miles. First deployed in the 1950s in Western Europe, it was replaced completely by the Pershing I by the end of 1963. A modified version of the Redstone formed the basis of the Mercury-Redstone, which launched America's first suborbital manned spaceflights in Project Mercury. The U.S. Army donated it to NASM in 1960.
Gift of U.S. Army