Fins, Set of Four, Rocket, Nike Booster, Nike-Cajun

Fins, Set of Four, Rocket, Nike Booster, Nike-Cajun

     

These four fins are attached to the bottom of the U.S. Army's Nike booster rocket, which launched civilian and military payloads, such as the Cajun sounding rocket and the Ajax missile. The booster produced fifty thousand pounds of thrust for three seconds. When used to launch the Cajun, the booster was modified and fitted with four fins instead of the standard three for military missiles.

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics donated an entire Nike-Cajun sounding rocket to the Smithsonian in 1958.

Transferred from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
U.S. Army

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rocket Parts

Materials
Welded magnesium plate.
Dimensions
Overall: 55.88 x 58.42cm (1ft 10in. x 1ft 11in.)

These four fins are attached to the bottom of the U.S. Army's Nike booster rocket, which launched civilian and military payloads, such as the Cajun sounding rocket and the Ajax missile. The booster produced fifty thousand pounds of thrust for three seconds. When used to launch the Cajun, the booster was modified and fitted with four fins instead of the standard three for military missiles.

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics donated an entire Nike-Cajun sounding rocket to the Smithsonian in 1958.

Transferred from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
U.S. Army

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rocket Parts

Materials
Welded magnesium plate.
Dimensions
Overall: 55.88 x 58.42cm (1ft 10in. x 1ft 11in.)

ID: A19580045002