March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This is a model of unknown scale of the GAR-11, one of several different Falcon short range air-to-air missiles developed by Hughes Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. It had a range of 5 miles, a maximum speed of Mach 2, a nuclear warhead, and utilized semi-active radar homing for guidance. The missile saw limited service in the 1960s. John and Cynthia Heyde donated this model to NASM on an unknown date.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.