Model, Missile, Redstone, 1:48

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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 1:48 scale model of the Redstone, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile that was based on mobile launchers. Developed in the 1950s by Werner von Braun and his colleagues at the Redstone Arsenal, it carried a nuclear warhead and had a range of approximately 250 miles. First deployed in Western Europe in the 1950s, it was replaced completely by the Pershing I by the end of 1963. A modified version of the Redstone (the Mercury-Redstone) launched America's first suborbital human spaceflights in Project Mercury. This model was built and donated by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to the Museum in 1972.

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 NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Materials

Plastic missile with wood base.

Dimensions

Overall: 17 1/2in. tall x 3 1/4 in. diameter (44.45 x 8.26cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19720991000