You are here

Model, Missile, Atlas B, 1:32

favorite

Display Status:

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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

General Dynamics Corp.

Credit Line

Gift of General Dynamics

Materials

Plastic model with metal base.

Dimensions

Overall: 1 ft. 3 in. long x 3 in. diameter (38.1 x 7.62cm) 1:32 scale.

See more items in

National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19620133000

Related Topics