This is a 1:16 scale model of the Quail. Although the Quail had a missile designation, it only carried electronic countermeasure equipment to confuse and deceive enemy air defense systems and did not carry a warhead. Each Strategic Air Command B-52 intercontinental bomber normally carried four Quails in a bomb bay. Powered by a General Electric J85 engine and with a maximum range of approximately 400 miles, the Quail was deployed from 1960 into the 1970s. McDonnell Aircraft made this model and donated it to NASM in 1961.
Gift of McDonnell Aircraft Company