Research Vehicle, Rocket-Propelled, RM-10

Research Vehicle, Rocket-Propelled, RM-10

     

This supersonic RM-10 aerodynamic research vehicle used either an internally mounted solid fuel Deacon rocket to boost it or a double Deacon mounted at the rear of the model. The RM-10 was used by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) for supersonic heat testing from 1947 to 1955 at the NACA's Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, Wallops Island, Virginia.

The RM-10 tests yielded measurements of a body in flight at supersonic speeds over Mach 2 that were fairly close to predicted theoretical values and gave aerodynamicists added confidence in their research. The RM-10 appears to have been donated to the Smithsonian by the NASA.

Transferred from National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
N.A.C.A. Langley Aeronautics Laboratory

Type
PROPULSION-Miscellaneous

Materials
metal
Dimensions
Overall: 174 in. long x 12 in. diameter x 35 5/8 in. wing span (441.96 x 30.48 x 90.42cm)

This supersonic RM-10 aerodynamic research vehicle used either an internally mounted solid fuel Deacon rocket to boost it or a double Deacon mounted at the rear of the model. The RM-10 was used by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) for supersonic heat testing from 1947 to 1955 at the NACA's Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, Wallops Island, Virginia.

The RM-10 tests yielded measurements of a body in flight at supersonic speeds over Mach 2 that were fairly close to predicted theoretical values and gave aerodynamicists added confidence in their research. The RM-10 appears to have been donated to the Smithsonian by the NASA.

Transferred from National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
N.A.C.A. Langley Aeronautics Laboratory

Type
PROPULSION-Miscellaneous

Materials
metal
Dimensions
Overall: 174 in. long x 12 in. diameter x 35 5/8 in. wing span (441.96 x 30.48 x 90.42cm)

ID: A19790241000