Model, Missile, Regulus I, 1:10

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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 model of the Regulus I, a U.S. Navy surface-to-surface missile carried on and launched from the decks of submarines. It had a nuclear warhead, a solid-fuel engine, one booster for assist in take-off, a range of 400 miles, and a guidance system using radio commands from the submarine. The missile was deployed on a limited number of submarines during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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 Chance-Vought Aircraft, Inc.

Materials

Wood

Dimensions

1:10 scale. Missile is 52 inches long, 32 inches wide at the wings, and on the base is 12 inches high.

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19610047000

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