Missile, Surface-to-Air, SA-2 Guideline, Model SA-2B Mod 1

Developed by the Soviet Union, the SA-2 has been the most widely used air defense missile in the world. In the Soviet Union it was called the Dvina; in the West it was known by its NATO code name, SA-2 Guideline (SA meaning surface-to-air). SA-2s became operational in 1959 and were acquired by all Soviet client states. In 1960 an SA-2 downed the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers.

The SA-2 had a solid-fuel booster and a liquid-fuel second stage. Many countries made their own versions of the missile. This one, meant for export, is mounted on a transporter and required a separate launcher. SA-2s are still in use today. This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1985 by the U.S. Navy.

Transferred from U.S. Navy

Country of Origin
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Steel alloys and titanium
Dimensions
Overall (maximum): 34 ft. 6 in. long x 2 ft. 4 in. diameter x 7 ft. 3 in. wing span(1051.56 x 71.12 x 220.98cm)
Other (sustainer section): 1 ft. 7 in. diameter x 5 ft. 6 in. wing span(48.26 x 167.64cm)
Other (Trailer): 90 in. wide (228.6cm)

Developed by the Soviet Union, the SA-2 has been the most widely used air defense missile in the world. In the Soviet Union it was called the Dvina; in the West it was known by its NATO code name, SA-2 Guideline (SA meaning surface-to-air). SA-2s became operational in 1959 and were acquired by all Soviet client states. In 1960 an SA-2 downed the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers.

The SA-2 had a solid-fuel booster and a liquid-fuel second stage. Many countries made their own versions of the missile. This one, meant for export, is mounted on a transporter and required a separate launcher. SA-2s are still in use today. This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1985 by the U.S. Navy.

Transferred from U.S. Navy

Country of Origin
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Steel alloys and titanium
Dimensions
Overall (maximum): 34 ft. 6 in. long x 2 ft. 4 in. diameter x 7 ft. 3 in. wing span(1051.56 x 71.12 x 220.98cm)
Other (sustainer section): 1 ft. 7 in. diameter x 5 ft. 6 in. wing span(48.26 x 167.64cm)
Other (Trailer): 90 in. wide (228.6cm)

ID: A19850424000