Missile, Anti-Tank, Entac, Cutaway

Missile, Anti-Tank, Entac, Cutaway

     

This is a cutaway of the Entac, a French, wire-guided anti-tank missile propelled by a two-stage solid fuel rocket and one of the first wire-guided anti-tank missiles. Developed by the Direction des Etudes et Fabrications d'Armement, Entac

was designed to destroy heavy armor over ranges of 1,300 to 6,600 feet. It had a top speed of 190 mph.

It was adopted by the French Army in 1957 and supplied to 13 countries including the U.S. By 1970, some 330,000 of the missiles had been produced. Entac ceased production in 1974 and in the U.S. it was replaced by the TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile. This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1980 by the U.S. Army.

Transferred from U.S. Army

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Aerospatiale

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Aluminum; simulated propellant (booster and sustainer), wood, probably maple; wire, copper coated steel
Dimensions
Overall: 2ft 9in. x 5 1/4in. x 1ft 3 1/4in. (83.82 x 13.34 x 38.74cm)

This is a cutaway of the Entac, a French, wire-guided anti-tank missile propelled by a two-stage solid fuel rocket and one of the first wire-guided anti-tank missiles. Developed by the Direction des Etudes et Fabrications d'Armement, Entac

was designed to destroy heavy armor over ranges of 1,300 to 6,600 feet. It had a top speed of 190 mph.

It was adopted by the French Army in 1957 and supplied to 13 countries including the U.S. By 1970, some 330,000 of the missiles had been produced. Entac ceased production in 1974 and in the U.S. it was replaced by the TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile. This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1980 by the U.S. Army.

Transferred from U.S. Army

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Aerospatiale

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Aluminum; simulated propellant (booster and sustainer), wood, probably maple; wire, copper coated steel
Dimensions
Overall: 2ft 9in. x 5 1/4in. x 1ft 3 1/4in. (83.82 x 13.34 x 38.74cm)

ID: A19800253000