Model, Missile, Snark

Model, Missile, Snark

     

This is a model of unknown scale of the U.S. Air Force Snark, the nation's first intercontinental guided missile. It had a nuclear warhead, an air-breathing engine, two solid-fuel boosters to assist in take-off, a cruising speed of close to Mach 1, and a range of over 6,300 miles. The missile was deployed with the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961, at which time the increasing numbers of the larger and more accurate Atlas and Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles rendered the Snark obsolete. John and Cynthia Heyde donated the model to NASM in the late 1980s.

Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Metal missile with metal and wood base.
Dimensions
Missile is 14 inches long and its maximum width is 8.5 inches at wings. Base is 5 inches x 8 inches.

This is a model of unknown scale of the U.S. Air Force Snark, the nation's first intercontinental guided missile. It had a nuclear warhead, an air-breathing engine, two solid-fuel boosters to assist in take-off, a cruising speed of close to Mach 1, and a range of over 6,300 miles. The missile was deployed with the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961, at which time the increasing numbers of the larger and more accurate Atlas and Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles rendered the Snark obsolete. John and Cynthia Heyde donated the model to NASM in the late 1980s.

Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Metal missile with metal and wood base.
Dimensions
Missile is 14 inches long and its maximum width is 8.5 inches at wings. Base is 5 inches x 8 inches.

ID: A19981593000