Rocket, Anti-Tank, Aircraft, R4M Orkan (Hurricane)

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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Date
ca. 1944

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Steel
Dimensions
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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Date
ca. 1944

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Steel
Dimensions
Other: 3 1/2in. x 3ft 1/8in. (8.9 x 91.76cm)
Other (motor): 2 1/4in. (5.72cm)

ID: A19890576000