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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.

Display Status This object is on display in the Rockets & Missiles at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA Rockets & Missiles
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PROPULSION-Rocket Engines Manufacturer Atlantic Research Corp. Dimensions 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 7 × 10.2cm (2 3/4 in. × 4 in.)
Materials Overall, steel; attachment, plastic; filler, in holes, possibly rubber
Inventory Number A20060570000 Credit Line Gift of Atlantic Research Corporation Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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