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Model, Missile, La Crosse with Launch Truck


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 unknown scale of the La Crosse, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile based on mobile launchers. It had a range of 19 miles and carried either a conventional or nuclear warhead. First deployed in Western Europe in the late 1950s, it was withdrawn from service early the following decade. Topping Models made and donated the model to NASM in 1958.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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


Credit Line

Gift of Topping Models


Plastic, paint, adhesive, steel


Overall (missile in horizontal position): 4 3/4in. x 3in. x 10in. (12.07 x 7.62 x 25.4cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number


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