Missile, Cruise, Air-launched, AGM-86B

This is the AGM-86B, the second version of the U.S. Air Force's air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) and built by Boeing. Launched from B-52 bombers, the missile had a nuclear warhead, a turbofan jet engine, a range of approximately 2,400 km (1,500 miles), and two navigation systems that enabled it to fly close to the ground making it difficult for enemy radars to pick up. First deployed in 1982, some of the missiles began to be converted in 1986 to the AGM-86C with a conventional warhead and a Global Positioning System-aided navigation system. This missile was the second flight model tested and was transferred to NASM by the U.S. Air Force in 1982.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Boeing Aerospace Company

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

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Body - metal
Umbillical connector - plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 4 ft. 6 in. tall x 20 ft. 10 in. long, 1100 lb. (137.1 x 635cm, 499kg)

This is the AGM-86B, the second version of the U.S. Air Force's air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) and built by Boeing. Launched from B-52 bombers, the missile had a nuclear warhead, a turbofan jet engine, a range of approximately 2,400 km (1,500 miles), and two navigation systems that enabled it to fly close to the ground making it difficult for enemy radars to pick up. First deployed in 1982, some of the missiles began to be converted in 1986 to the AGM-86C with a conventional warhead and a Global Positioning System-aided navigation system. This missile was the second flight model tested and was transferred to NASM by the U.S. Air Force in 1982.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Boeing Aerospace Company

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

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Body - metal
Umbillical connector - plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 4 ft. 6 in. tall x 20 ft. 10 in. long, 1100 lb. (137.1 x 635cm, 499kg)

ID: A19820121000