Missile, Submarine-launched, Polaris A-3, Lifting Eyes


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

These components were used in the handling of the U.S. Navy's Polaris A-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile. The A-3 was the third and last version of this first generation submarine-launched ballistic missile. Lockheed Missiles and Space made these items and donated them to NASM in 19162.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Lockheed Missile and Space Company.


  • Steel
  • Parkerized Finish


Overall: 3 1/2in. x 7in. x 8in. (8.89 x 17.78 x 20.32cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


CRAFT-Missile & Rocket Parts

Inventory Number


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