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 stand for a model of the Regulus I, a U.S. Navy surface-to-surface missile carried on and launched from the decks of submarines. It had a nuclear warhead, a solid-fuel engine, one booster for assist in take-off, a range of 400 miles, and a guidance system using radio commands from the submarine. The missile was deployed on a limited number of submarines during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Chance Vought Aircraft, the manufacturer of the missile, made the model and stand and donated them to NASM in 1961.
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Restrictions & Rights
- HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
- Wood, Steel, Paint, Adhesive Tape
- 3-D: 53.3 × 25.7 × 24.8cm (21 in. × 10 1/8 in. × 9 3/4 in.)
- Storage: 64.8 × 35.6 × 29.2cm (25 1/2 × 14 × 11 1/2 in.)