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:

A woman in a bathing suit, accompanied by two duck decoys, demonstrates the ability of the Fairchild Armalite AR-5 to float in a swimming pool.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • AR-15 rifle
  • Assault rifles
  • Firearms - Design and construction
  • Firearms industry and trade

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1956

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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