Rocket, Flying Model, Nike Zeus

Rocket, Flying Model, Nike Zeus

     

This is a Nike-Zeus flying missile model built by L.M. Cox. It is based on the U.S. Army's anti-aircraft missile of the same name that was tested in the late 1950s. The model is plastic with a plastic parachute. A solid propellant rocket motor propels the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight it forces the release of a parachute. The model is then retrieved and can be used again. Not included in this kit are the motor, the launch controller that is used to ignite the motor, and the launch pad from which the model is launched. This model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the hobby of flying models.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
L.M. Cox Mfg. Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic model w/plastic parachute and string shrouds; retail box is cardboard
Dimensions
Other (retail package): 4 in. tall x 1 ft. 9 in. long x 9 in. wide, 1.3 lb. (10.2 x 53.3 x 22.9cm, 0.6kg)
Other (model): 18in. (45.72cm)

This is a Nike-Zeus flying missile model built by L.M. Cox. It is based on the U.S. Army's anti-aircraft missile of the same name that was tested in the late 1950s. The model is plastic with a plastic parachute. A solid propellant rocket motor propels the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight it forces the release of a parachute. The model is then retrieved and can be used again. Not included in this kit are the motor, the launch controller that is used to ignite the motor, and the launch pad from which the model is launched. This model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the hobby of flying models.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
L.M. Cox Mfg. Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic model w/plastic parachute and string shrouds; retail box is cardboard
Dimensions
Other (retail package): 4 in. tall x 1 ft. 9 in. long x 9 in. wide, 1.3 lb. (10.2 x 53.3 x 22.9cm, 0.6kg)
Other (model): 18in. (45.72cm)

ID: A19930713000