Country of Origin: United States
Overall: 38.1 x 10.16cm (1ft 3in. x 4in.)
Other (base): 7.62 x 35.56cm (3in. x 1ft 2in.)
This is a model of unknown scale of the Nike-Hercules, a U.S. Army ground-launched anti-aircraft missile. It had a solid-fuel motor, a maximum speed of Mach 3.65, a range of over 87 miles, a ceiling of 150,000 feet, and either a conventional or nuclear warhead. The missile was deployed with the U.S. Army from 1958-1974.
The model's manufacturer is unknown. John and Cynthia Heyde donated it to the musem.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.