THIOKOL'S VERSION OF THE V-2 ROCKET.
Spool of 16mm motion picture film, in metal canister with paper label titled twice in ink, including "Copy of RMI-Thiokol V-2 film."
Believed to be footage of the testing of a V-2 based Thiokol rocket, possibly the Thiokol Recruit or Sergeant, described in 1958 by New Scientist as "a solid-fuel V2." Wernher von Braun was closely involved in the project. It was also in 1958 that Thiokol merged with Reaction Motors Inc. (RMI).
Sold together with a scale model of an RVX1-5 nose cone that was fired by a USAF Thor-Able missile in 1959. This re-entry vehicle was the first such vehicle recovered by the United States after an intercontinental-range flight. The model 7 inches long and mounted on stand with plaque, and manufactured by Avco Research and Advanced Development.