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 the solid fuel rocket motor for the Sparrow II air-to-air missile. Produced by the Aerojet-General Corporation, the motor generated 7,800 pounds of thrust for 1.8 seconds, hence its designation 1.8KS7800. The same motor was also used in the Sparrow I and other members of the Sparrow missile family.
The U.S. Navy transferred the Sparrow II to the Smithsonian in 1958.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Transferred from U.S. Navy
Overall: 4ft 3 1/2in. x 8in. (130.81 x 20.32cm)
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United States of America
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets