Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, 0.006 scale

Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, 0.006 scale

     

This wind tunnel model set dates from the early Space Shuttle design effort. In 1968-1970 the Convair Division of General Dynamics evaluated the aerodynamics of both a delta wing and a straight wing spacecraft design with either a vertical or a horizontal tail. This model, which can be reconfigured with different wings, tails, and fuselage sections, is a versatile device for testing design concepts. It suggests the experimentation and craft of aeronautical engineering. The model set passed from General Dynamics to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and then to a private collector who donated it to the Museum in 2007.

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Lathrope, Jr. and Taylor D. Lathrope, (grand daughter).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Dynamic Corp., Convair Division

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
stainless steel, steel, aluminum, plaster
Dimensions
Model: 17.8 x 52.1 x 31.8cm, 10.1kg (7 x 20 1/2 x 12 1/2 in., 22 1/4lb.)

This wind tunnel model set dates from the early Space Shuttle design effort. In 1968-1970 the Convair Division of General Dynamics evaluated the aerodynamics of both a delta wing and a straight wing spacecraft design with either a vertical or a horizontal tail. This model, which can be reconfigured with different wings, tails, and fuselage sections, is a versatile device for testing design concepts. It suggests the experimentation and craft of aeronautical engineering. The model set passed from General Dynamics to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and then to a private collector who donated it to the Museum in 2007.

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Lathrope, Jr. and Taylor D. Lathrope, (grand daughter).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Dynamic Corp., Convair Division

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
stainless steel, steel, aluminum, plaster
Dimensions
Model: 17.8 x 52.1 x 31.8cm, 10.1kg (7 x 20 1/2 x 12 1/2 in., 22 1/4lb.)

ID: A20100076000