This is a model of unknown scale of the Aspide, an Italian air-to-air missile based on the U.S. Sparrow air-to-air missile. Carrying a conventional warhead, the missile utilizes a solid-fuel motor and has a maximum speed of Mach 4 and range of 75 kilometers. The Aspide has also been modifed for use as a surface-to-air missile in various weapons systems known as Spada, Skyguard, Albatross, and Aramis.
The manufacturer of this model is unknown. John and Cynthia Heyde donated it to the museum.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.