This is an X-15 flying aircraft model built by L.M. Cox. It is based on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's X-15, which was a hypersonic test aircraft in the late 1950s and the 1960s. The model is plastic and has a plastic parachute. A solid propellant rocket motor propels the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight it forces the release of a parachute. The model is then retrieved and can be used again. Not included in this kit are the motor, the launch controller that is used to ignite the motor, and the launch pad from which the model is launched. This model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the hobby of flying models.
Gift of G. Harry Stine