Missile, Air-to-Air, Henschel Hs 298, Control Surface Locks

Missile, Air-to-Air, Henschel Hs 298, Control Surface Locks

     

Dr. Herbert Wagner's missile group at Henschel Aircraft in World War II Germany designed the Hs 298 as a small, experimental, air-to-air missile. A Schmidding solid rocket propelled it for about 25 seconds, and the pilot in the launch aircraft guided it using a joystick and transmitter.

These locks hold the missile's control surfaces in place during shipment and loading of the missile. The Smithsonian presumably obtained them along with the missile when the U.S. Navy transferred the Hs 298 in 1948.

Transferred from the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rocket Parts

Materials
Steel
Paint
Putty
Dimensions
Each: 9 1/16" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Dr. Herbert Wagner's missile group at Henschel Aircraft in World War II Germany designed the Hs 298 as a small, experimental, air-to-air missile. A Schmidding solid rocket propelled it for about 25 seconds, and the pilot in the launch aircraft guided it using a joystick and transmitter.

These locks hold the missile's control surfaces in place during shipment and loading of the missile. The Smithsonian presumably obtained them along with the missile when the U.S. Navy transferred the Hs 298 in 1948.

Transferred from the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rocket Parts

Materials
Steel
Paint
Putty
Dimensions
Each: 9 1/16" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

ID: A19510066002