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Model, Missile, Rascal GAM-63, 1:32

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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 1:32 scale model of the the Rascal, a U.S. Air Force air-to-surface missile designed to destroy enemy air defense installations. Carrying either a conventional or nuclear warhead and with a range of 75 miles, the Rascal was deployed on Strategic Air Command B-47 bombers from 1957-1959. It was replaced by the Hound Dog air-to-surface missile which had a much greater range. Bell Aircraft built and donated this model in 1958.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Bell Aircraft

Materials

Plastic, paint, aluminum, adhesive

Dimensions

Model: 12 3/4 in. × 6 3/4 in. × 5 in. (32.4 × 17.1 × 12.7cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19580070000

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