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This is a model of unknown scale of the Nike-Hercules, a U.S. Army ground-launched anti-aircraft missile. It had a solid-fuel motor, a maximum speed of Mach 3.65, a range of over 87 miles, a ceiling of 150,000 feet, and either a conventional or nuclear warhead. The missile was deployed with the U.S. Army from 1958-1974.

The model's manufacturer is unknown. John and Cynthia Heyde donated it to the musem.

Display Status

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type MODELS-Missiles & Rockets Manufacturer Unknown
Dimensions Overall: 38.1 x 10.16cm (1ft 3in. x 4in.)
Other (base): 7.62 x 35.56cm (3in. x 1ft 2in.)
Materials Plastic
Inventory Number A19981651000 Credit Line Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde. Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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