Rocket, Flying Model Kit, R-2


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 retail kit of an unassembled R-2 single stage flying rocket model, made by an unknown Yugoslav manufacturer. The body is pasteboard, the fins are balsa, and the nosecone and parachute are plastic. The motor is not included. At the end of powered flight, the parachute deploys and the model returns to Earth, enabling its reuse.

G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated this artifact to the museum in 1973.

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


  • Box: Cardboard
  • Kit: Plastic, Paper, Polyester, Balsa Wood, Sandpaper, Aluminum, Paint


Other (box): 8 1/4 × 3 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (21 × 9.5 × 3.2cm)

Country of Origin



MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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