Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Arcon

Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Arcon

     

This is an unasembled flying model rocket kit in its original box. Made by Model Missiles, the kit is based on the Arcon sounding rocket. The rocket body is pasteboard, the nose cone is plastic, the fins are balsa wood, and the parachute is plastic. The kit also contains three motors and a wooden launch stand.

G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of model rockets, donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Model Missiles, Inc.

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Retail and interior boxes, body tube: Cardboard
Base peices, fin: Wood (fin is balsa wood)
Parachute, motor mount, red piece in nose cone: Plastic
Instructions, parachute papers: Paper
Guide rod, jet deflector plate: Steel
Staple, nail: Iron
Telescoping launching rail tube, launching lug: Aluminum
Shroud line: Cotton
Motors: Paper, Adhesive, Ceramic
Shock cord: Rubber
Nose cone: Vinyl
Decal, Adhesive tape discs: Paper, Adhesive
Dimensions
Other (box): 4 1/8 x 18 3/8 x 1 5/8 in., 0.4kg (10.5 x 46.7 x 4.1cm, 7/8lb.)

This is an unasembled flying model rocket kit in its original box. Made by Model Missiles, the kit is based on the Arcon sounding rocket. The rocket body is pasteboard, the nose cone is plastic, the fins are balsa wood, and the parachute is plastic. The kit also contains three motors and a wooden launch stand.

G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of model rockets, donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Model Missiles, Inc.

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Retail and interior boxes, body tube: Cardboard
Base peices, fin: Wood (fin is balsa wood)
Parachute, motor mount, red piece in nose cone: Plastic
Instructions, parachute papers: Paper
Guide rod, jet deflector plate: Steel
Staple, nail: Iron
Telescoping launching rail tube, launching lug: Aluminum
Shroud line: Cotton
Motors: Paper, Adhesive, Ceramic
Shock cord: Rubber
Nose cone: Vinyl
Decal, Adhesive tape discs: Paper, Adhesive
Dimensions
Other (box): 4 1/8 x 18 3/8 x 1 5/8 in., 0.4kg (10.5 x 46.7 x 4.1cm, 7/8lb.)

ID: A19930625000