Rocket, Flying Model, Icarus C


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 an unassembled Icarus C flying rocket model built by Model Products. The model has a pasteboard body, balsa nose and fins, and plastic streamers. A solid propellant rocket motor propels the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight it forces the release of the streamers. The model is then retrieved and can be used again. Not included in this kit are the motor, the launch controller that is used to ignite the motor, and the launch pad from which the model is launched.

G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated this model.

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 G. Harry Stine


  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Balsa Wood
  • Fiberglass
  • Nylon
  • Adhesive
  • Steel


Other (retail box): 13 × 5 × 1 1/4 in. (33 × 12.7 × 3.2cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number


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