This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Rear of Reaction Motors, Inc. (RMI) rocket boat, showing a standard RMI Lark missile (sustainer portion) motor, or, by another account, a 250 lb thrust RMI JATO (Jet-Assisted-Take-Off) motor. The boat was tested several times on the Severn River, near Annapolis, Maryland, during February-March 1944, by RMI's Franklin Pierce and others, as a potential rocket-propelled landing craft for the anticipated invasion of Japan, but it never reached the developmental stage.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Propulsion systems