Model, Missile, Redstone, 1:40
- U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal
- This is a 1:40 scale model of the Redstone, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile based on mobile launchers. Developed in the 1950s by Werner von Braun and his collegues at Redstone Arsenal, it carried a nuclear warhead and had a range of approximately 250 miles. First deployed in the 1950s in Western Europe, it was replaced completely by the Pershing I by the end of 1963. A modified version of the Redstone formed the basis of the Mercury-Redstone, which launched America's first suborbital manned spaceflights in Project Mercury. The Army Ballistic Missile Agency built this model and donated it to NASM in 1961.
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- Gift of U.S. Army Ordnance Missile Command
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- Usage conditions apply
- MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
- Plastic (Decals)
- Missile: 17 1/4" x 2" x 2 1/2"
- Base: 5" x 4 15/16" x 3/4"
- [Prior to 10/4/11]
- Overall: 1ft 5in. x 5in. x 5in. (43.2 x 12.7 x 12.7cm)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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