Model, Glide Torpedo, German


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:

This is a model of unknown scale of a Nazi glide torpedo. Launched from an aircraft, it was desgined to fly down close to the surface of the ocean. At that point, a liquid propellant rocket engine would engage and power it to the targeted ship. The available evidence suggests that several test flights were made of this weapon but that it never became operational.

C.L. Zakhartchenko built and donated this model to the Museum in 1970.

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 C.L. Zakhartchenko


Non-ferrous alloy, plastic


Approximate: 3.05 x 14.61 x 13.97cm (1 3/16in. x 5 3/4in. x 5 1/2in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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