Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D: 33.7 x 20.6 x 1cm (13 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 3/8 in.)
This straight wing unit can be exchanged with the delta wing unit on the wind tunnel model to test different Space Shuttle designs. The model set dates from the early Shuttle design effort (1968-1970) when the Convair Division of General Dynamics evaluated the aerodynamics of different design concepts.
A private collector donated the model set to the Museum in 2007.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Lathrope, Jr. and Taylor D. Lathrope, (grand daughter).