Missile, Air-to-Air, Mighty Mouse, 2.75 Inch

The Mighty Mouse unguided air-to-air missile was usually fired in salvoes from U.S. Navy and Air Force jet fighters. The fins unfolded when the rocket left its firing tube or pod. A single hit by one of these small missiles could destroy an enemy bomber. The Navy Bureau of Ordnance began developing the missile in 1948. Used in the Korean and Vietnam wars, it became standard on many U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft.

Among the aircraft that carried them were the North American F-86D Sabre, Chance-Vought Cutlass, and Lockheed F-104C Starfighter. They were also used from helicopters like the UH-1 Iroquois, Huey Cobra, and Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk. This missile was donated to the Smithsonian in 1966 by the U.S. Navy.

Transferred from U.S. Navy

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hunter-Douglas Div., Bridgeport Brass Co.

Date
ca. 1960s

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Body, non-ferrous metal; nose section and nose tip, iron or steel; fins, aluminum; nozzles, steel
Dimensions
Overall: 3 ft. 6 in. long x 2 3/4 in. diameter x 1 ft. 3 3/4 in. wing span(106.68 x 6.99 x 40.01cm)

The Mighty Mouse unguided air-to-air missile was usually fired in salvoes from U.S. Navy and Air Force jet fighters. The fins unfolded when the rocket left its firing tube or pod. A single hit by one of these small missiles could destroy an enemy bomber. The Navy Bureau of Ordnance began developing the missile in 1948. Used in the Korean and Vietnam wars, it became standard on many U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft.

Among the aircraft that carried them were the North American F-86D Sabre, Chance-Vought Cutlass, and Lockheed F-104C Starfighter. They were also used from helicopters like the UH-1 Iroquois, Huey Cobra, and Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk. This missile was donated to the Smithsonian in 1966 by the U.S. Navy.

Transferred from U.S. Navy

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hunter-Douglas Div., Bridgeport Brass Co.

Date
ca. 1960s

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Body, non-ferrous metal; nose section and nose tip, iron or steel; fins, aluminum; nozzles, steel
Dimensions
Overall: 3 ft. 6 in. long x 2 3/4 in. diameter x 1 ft. 3 3/4 in. wing span(106.68 x 6.99 x 40.01cm)

ID: A19660372000