Model, Rocket, X-7 Ramjet Vehicle


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 plastic desktop model of the X-7 ramjet vehicle. Lockheed built these vehicles in the 1950s for the Air Force for engine and flight research. Carried aloft by a B-29 or B-50, the booster ignited after launch, was jettisoned, and the ramjet then took over. Assisted by parachutes, the X-7 eventually returned to Earth. The maximum speed reached by an X-7 was 2,000 mph.

Lockheed made the model and donated it to the Museum in 1958.

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 Lockheed


Plastic, paint


Approximate: 17.78 x 30.48 x 7.37cm (7in. x 1ft x 2 7/8in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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