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This horizontal tail unit can be added to the vertical tail on the wind tunnel model to test different Space Shuttle designs. The model set dates from the early Shuttle design effort (1968-1970) when the Convair Division of General Dynamics evaluated the aerodynamics of different design concepts. A private collector donated the model set to the Museum in 2007.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type MODELS-Wind Tunnel Manufacturer General Dynamics Corp., Convair Division Dimensions 3-D (Metal Tail Unit): 22.9 x 13.3 x 1cm (9 x 5 1/4 x 3/8 in.)
Other (Wire Bundle): 30.5cm (12 in.)
Materials stainless steel, vinyl, plaster
Inventory Number A20100078000 Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Lathrope, Jr. and Taylor D. Lathrope, (grand daughter). Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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