This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
This is a 1:32 scale model of the the Atlas B intercontinental ballistic missile. The Atlas B (also designated XSM-65B) was the second version of the missile and was used exclusively as a test missile in the program. On 18 December 1958 an Atlas B also launched a communications satellite under Project SCORE. Atlas Ds, Es, and Fs were America's first operational intercontinental ballistic missiles and were deployed by the Strategic Air Command from 1960-1965. General Dynamics, the missile's manufacturer, built this model and donated it to NASM in 1962.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of General Dynamics
Plastic model with metal base.
Overall: 1 ft. 3 in. long x 3 in. diameter (38.1 x 7.62cm) 1:32 scale.
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets