Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, Marc 166 Motor

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Rockets and Missiles exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This is the Marc 166 motor that ejected the nosecone of the Trident II submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The nosecone ejected prior to the deployment of the Trident II's multiple independently targeted reentry vehicles (MIRVs), which would carry the nuclear warhead payloads to their targets.

The Trident II SLBM entered service about the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class fleet ballistic missile submarines in 1989, replacing the older Trident I.

Transferred to NASM from the Atlantic Research Corporation.

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 Atlantic Research Corporation

Materials

Overall, steel

Dimensions

2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 45.7 × 12.7cm, 1.8kg (1 ft. 6 in. × 5 in., 4lb.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Inventory Number

A20060529000

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