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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Bell Aircraft
Plastic, paint, aluminum, adhesive
Model: 12 3/4 in. × 6 3/4 in. × 5 in. (32.4 × 17.1 × 12.7cm)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets