Model, Missile, Bomarc

Model, Missile, Bomarc

     

This is a model of unknown scale of the Bomarc, a ground-launched anti-aircraft missile deployed at U.S. Air Force bases in the United States from 1957-1972. Developed by Boeing, the missile had a range of up to 440 miles, a maximum speed approaching Mach 4, a cruising altitude of 65,000 feet, and either a conventional or nuclear warhead. Targets were initially acquired by the ground-based SAGE air-defense radar system and the Bomarc was then launched. Within about 10 miles of the target, the missile's on-board radar locked onto it to achieve an intercept. John and Cynthia Heyde donated this model to NASM on an unknown date.

Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic missile. Base is wood with a thin metal rod extending vertically to which the missile is attached.
Dimensions
Overall: 10 in. long x 4 in. diameter (25.4 x 10.16cm)
Other (base): 3in. x 4in. (7.62 x 10.16cm)

This is a model of unknown scale of the Bomarc, a ground-launched anti-aircraft missile deployed at U.S. Air Force bases in the United States from 1957-1972. Developed by Boeing, the missile had a range of up to 440 miles, a maximum speed approaching Mach 4, a cruising altitude of 65,000 feet, and either a conventional or nuclear warhead. Targets were initially acquired by the ground-based SAGE air-defense radar system and the Bomarc was then launched. Within about 10 miles of the target, the missile's on-board radar locked onto it to achieve an intercept. John and Cynthia Heyde donated this model to NASM on an unknown date.

Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic missile. Base is wood with a thin metal rod extending vertically to which the missile is attached.
Dimensions
Overall: 10 in. long x 4 in. diameter (25.4 x 10.16cm)
Other (base): 3in. x 4in. (7.62 x 10.16cm)

ID: A19981643000