Model, Missile, Honest John


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 uknown scale of the Honest John, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile based on mobile launchers. It had a maximum range of 23 miles, and carried a conventional, chemical or nuclear warhead. First deployed by the Army in Western Europe in the late 1950s, it was withdrawn from service in the 1970s. Honest Johns with conventional warheads were also exported to NATO allies, South Korea, and Taiwan. Douglas Aircraft made and donated this model to NASM in 1958.

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 Douglas Aircraft


Plastic, paint


Overall: 1ft 2 3/4in. x 3 1/4in. x 4 1/2in. (37.47 x 8.26 x 11.43cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number


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