This is a desktop model of AGM-78 Standard ARM (antiradiation missile), a U.S. Air Force air-launched missile designed to destroy radars that controlled antiaircraft guns and missiles. Carrying a conventional warhead, the missile utilized a solid-fuel motor and was guided by the radar energy emitted by the target. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.0 and a range of 75 miles. First produced in 1968, Air Force F-105Gs and F-4Gs used the missile extensively against North Vietnamese radars. Several advanced versions were developed before production stopped in 1978. The manufacturer of this model is unknown.
It was donated by John and Cynthia Heyde in the late 1980s.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.