Date: ca. 1944
Country of Origin: United States of America
Other: 3 1/2in. x 3ft 1/8in. (8.9 x 91.76cm)
Other (motor): 2 1/4in. (5.72cm)
This rocket is a rare, air-to-ground, anti-tank version of the R4M, which was originally designed as a German World War II unguided air-to-air rocket for use against Allied bombers. The smaller warhead used in the original configuration was replaced in this anti-tank version with a warhead derived from the shoulder-fired Panzerschreck infantry weapon.
The U.S. Army Ordnance Museum transferred this rocket to the Smithsonian in 1989.
Transferred from U.S. Army Ordnance Museum