Model, Missile, Redstone, 1:48


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


Plastic missile with wood base.


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

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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