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 Matador, a U.S. Air Force surface-to-surface missile deployed for a short period beginning in 1955. The first version of the missile was the B-61A (later designated the TM-61A), and it carried either a conventional or nuclear warhead and had a range of less than 400 miles. The second version of the missile was the TM-61B, and it carried either a conventional or nuclear warhead but had a range of approximately 500 miles. Both versions were launched from hardened shelters or mobile trailers. Topping Models made and donated this model to NASM in 1958.
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 Topping Models
Plastic, steel, adhesive, paint
Overall: 5in. x 7 1/4in. x 1ft 1 1/2in. (12.7 x 18.42 x 34.29cm)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets