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 Regulus I, a U.S. Navy surface-to-surface missile launched from the decks of submarines, cruisers, and carriers. It had a nuclear warhead, a solid-fuel engine, two boosters for assist in take-off, a range of 400 miles, and a guidance system using radio commands from the launching vessel. The missile was deployed on a limited number of submarines and surface vessels during the late 1950s and early 1960s. This model was built and donated by Topping Models in 1956.
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 Topping Models
Plastic, brass, paint
Overall: 5 1/4in. x 5 11/16in. x 8 1/2in. (13.34 x 14.48 x 21.59cm)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets