Collection Item Summary:
This is a model of unknown scale of the GAR-1 (also designated the AIM-4), the first in a series of Falcon air-to-air missiles developed by Hughes Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. It had a range of 5 miles, a maximum speed of Mach 2.8, and a conventional warhead. The missile was deployed for a brief period beginning in 1956. Hughes Aircraft made and donated the model to NASM in 1958.