Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 17 1/2in. tall x 3 1/4 in. diameter (44.45 x 8.26cm)
Plastic missile with wood base.
This is a 1:48 scale model of the Redstone, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile that was based on mobile launchers. Developed in the 1950s by Werner von Braun and his colleagues at the Redstone Arsenal, it carried a nuclear warhead and had a range of approximately 250 miles. First deployed in Western Europe in the 1950s, it was replaced completely by the Pershing I by the end of 1963. A modified version of the Redstone (the Mercury-Redstone) launched America's first suborbital human spaceflights in Project Mercury. This model was built and donated by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to the Museum in 1972.
Gift of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center