Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, Marc 80, Partial Cutaway


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 80 solid propellant rocket motor that is responsible for launching the Stinger portable (shoulder held) air defense system that has been in operation in the United States and many other countries since the early 1980s.

Also visible in this cutaway is the simulated propellant, called "Arcite". The Atlantic Research Corporation, a long-established maker of small-scale solid propellant rocket motors for civilian and military applications, manufactured the Marc 80 shown here.

Transferred to NASM from the Atlantic Research Corporation.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Gift of Atlantic Research Corporation

Country of Origin

United States of America


Overall, steel; attachment, plastic; filler, in holes, possibly rubber


2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 7 × 10.2cm (2 3/4 in. × 4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

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