White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
About this Product
Von Braun's team started development of the Jupiter program in 1954 as a 1600 km (1000 mile) range intermediate range ballistic missile. Interservice rivalry led to the USAF being authorized to develop the Thor IRBM in 1955 to the same requirement. However the Army was to continue to develop Jupiter as a sea-launched missile for the Navy. The Navy didn't buy handling and loading large liquid [propellant rockets aboard its ships, and began development of the solid propellant Jupiter-S in February 1956. This allowed the Navy to divorce the Army from its program, and continue development of the Jupiter-S as the Polaris. Jupiter Rocket