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Model, Missile, Matador with Trailer

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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 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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Topping Models

Materials

Plastic, steel, adhesive, paint

Dimensions

Overall: 5in. x 7 1/4in. x 1ft 1 1/2in. (12.7 x 18.42 x 34.29cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19580074000

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