Model, Glide Torpedo, Kingfisher A (SWOD_Mark_11)

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, possibly for wind tunnel tests, of Kingfisher A, a standoff weapon for release from a high altitude aircraft to attack a surface ship from beyond the range of the target’s air defenses. Range was nominally 20 miles; total weight about 3,000 pounds, including the payload, a Hark 21 acoustic homing torpedo.

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