Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, Bar

Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, Bar

     

This piece is part of the wind tunnel model set used to test different Space Shuttle designs; its purpose is not clear. 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).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Dynamic Corp., Convair Division

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
stainless steel
Dimensions
3-D: 15.2 x 5.1 x 1.9cm (6 x 2 x 3/4 in.)

This piece is part of the wind tunnel model set used to test different Space Shuttle designs; its purpose is not clear. 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).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
General Dynamic Corp., Convair Division

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
stainless steel
Dimensions
3-D: 15.2 x 5.1 x 1.9cm (6 x 2 x 3/4 in.)

ID: A20100081000