Country of Origin: United States of America
Other (missile): 1ft 2 1/2in. (36.83cm)
Support (base): 5 x 5in. (12.7 x 12.7cm)
This is a 1:24 scale model of the Honest John, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile based on mobile launchers. It had a maximum range of 23 miles, and carried a conventional, chemical or nuclear warhead. First deployed by the Army in Western Europe in the late 1950s, it was withdrawn from service in the 1970s. Honest Johns with conventional warheads were also exported to NATO allies, South Korea, and Taiwan. The Army Ballistic Missile Agency built this model and donated it to NASM in 1961.
Gift of U.S. Army Ordnance Missile Command