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This is a full-scale model of the Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) Guidance Enhanced Missile + (GEM +), a U.S. Army one-stage, solid-fuel, ground-launched interceptor designed to destroy tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, or aircraft with a conventional high-explosive warhead. With a maximum speed of over 3,500 mph, it operates between 1.5 and 20 miles altitude and a range in excess of 60 miles. The Patriot PAC-2 GEM +, with an improved warhead and missile acquisition and tracking system, was built by Raytheon and entered service in 2002. It was used during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

ProtoVision made this model and Raytheon donated it to NASM in 2006.

Display Status

This object is on display in Rockets & Missiles at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type MODELS-Missiles & Rockets Manufacturer ProtoVision, Inc.
Dimensions Overall (missile): 19ft x 2ft 10in. (579.12 x 86.36cm)
Overall (stand base): 4in. x 7ft 1in. x 8ft 8in. (10.16 x 215.9 x 264.16cm)
Overall (stand support): 3ft 1in. x 1ft (93.98 x 30.48cm)
Materials Missile is plastic and metal
Stand and stand support are metal
Alternate Name Patriot Advanced Capability-2 Guidance Enhanced Missile Plus Inventory Number A20070026000 Credit Line Gift of the Raytheon Company Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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