Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, 1.KS 7800, Sparrow II Missile

Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, 1.KS 7800, Sparrow II Missile

     

This is the solid fuel rocket motor for the Sparrow II air-to-air missile. Produced by the Aerojet-General Corporation, the motor generated 7,800 pounds of thrust for 1.8 seconds, hence its designation 1.8KS7800. The same motor was also used in the Sparrow I and other members of the Sparrow missile family.

The U.S. Navy transferred the Sparrow II to the Smithsonian in 1958.

Transferred from U.S. Navy

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Aerojet General Corp.

Date
1957

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Overall, steel
Dimensions
Overall: 4ft 3 1/2in. x 8in. (130.81 x 20.32cm)

This is the solid fuel rocket motor for the Sparrow II air-to-air missile. Produced by the Aerojet-General Corporation, the motor generated 7,800 pounds of thrust for 1.8 seconds, hence its designation 1.8KS7800. The same motor was also used in the Sparrow I and other members of the Sparrow missile family.

The U.S. Navy transferred the Sparrow II to the Smithsonian in 1958.

Transferred from U.S. Navy

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Aerojet General Corp.

Date
1957

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Overall, steel
Dimensions
Overall: 4ft 3 1/2in. x 8in. (130.81 x 20.32cm)

ID: A19590099003