Plaque, Model, Missile, Regulus I, 1:10


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 plaque accompanying 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. The plaque commemorates the 1000th flight of the missile from the U.S.S. Barbero in August 1960. It sits on a wood base. Chance Vought Aircraft made the model and the plaque and donated them to the Museum.

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.


  • Wood
  • Copper Alloy
  • Varnish


  • 3-D (Copper Alloy Plaque): 25.4 × 15.2 × 0.3cm (10 × 6 × 1/8 in.)
  • 3-D (Wood Base): 27.9 × 17.6 × 1.6cm (11 × 6 15/16 × 5/8 in.)
  • Storage: 33.3 × 22.5 × 7cm (13 1/8 × 8 7/8 × 2 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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