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Model, Missile, Regulus I, 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 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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

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)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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