Overall: 1 ft. 1 in. long x 3 1/2 in. diameter (33.02 x 8.89cm)
Metal missile. Wood base with metal nameplate.
This is a model of unknown scale of the Oriole, a U.S. Navy air-to-air missile made by Martin. It had a solid-fuel motor, a maximum speed of Mach 2.5, a range of 20 miles, and a conventional warhead. Limited numbers were deployed in the 1950s. John and Cynthia Heyde donated this model to NASM on an unknown date.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.