This is a model of unknown scale of the Quail. McDonnell Douglas made these missiles for the U.S. Air Force. Although the Quail had a missile designation, it only carried electronic countermeasure equipment to confuse and deceive enemy air defense systems. Each Strategic Air Command B-52 intercontinental bomber normally carried four Quails in a bomb bay. Powered by a General Electric J85 engine and with a maximum range of approximately 400 miles, the Quail was deployed from 1960 into the 1970s. John and Cynthia Heyde donated this model to NASM on an unknown date.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.