This is a model of unknown scale of the U.S. Navy's Tomahawk cruise missile, initially made by General Dynamics and first deployed in 1983. Launched from either submarines or surface ships at targets on land, the missile flies at approximately 550 miles per hour and has a range of about 700 miles. It is armed with either a conventional or nuclear warhead. Tomahawks with conventional warheads were used extensively against Iraqi targets in the Gulf War in 1991 and subsequently against targets in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sudan. John and Cynthia Heyde donated this model to NASM on an unknown date.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.