Model, Missile, Polaris A-1, 1:16

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 1:16 scale model of the Polaris A-1, America's first submarine-launched ballistic missile. It carried one nuclear warhead, had a range of approximately 1,400 miles, and was deployed during the 1960s. The missile was replaced by the Polaris A-2 which also carried a single nuclear warhead but had a longer range. Lockheed Missiles and Space made this model and donated it to NASM in 1961.