Airplane, Flying Model, Boost / Glider


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a flying boost/glider model built by Centuri Engineering during the 1960s. It is not known whether it was flown or not. The model is made of wood, cardboard, steel, and synthetic fiber. 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. The model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the field of flying rocket and missile models, in 1973.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Gift of G. Harry Stine


  • Wood
  • Cardboard
  • Steel
  • Elastic
  • Synthetic Fiber
  • Paint
  • Plastic
  • Adhesive


  • Storage: 43.2 x 25.4 x 11.4cm (17 x 10 x 4 1/2 in.)
  • Model: 38.1 x 20.3 x 8.9cm (15 in. x 8 in. x 3 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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