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Missile, Anti-Tank, Entac, Cutaway


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Rockets and Missiles exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Transferred from U.S. Army


Aluminum; simulated propellant (booster and sustainer), wood, probably maple; wire, copper coated steel


Overall: 2ft 9in. x 5 1/4in. x 1ft 3 1/4in. (83.82 x 13.34 x 38.74cm)

Country of Origin



CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

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