Model, Missile, Q-5 Target Drone


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 plastic desktop model of the Q-5 target drone. Lockheed built these vehicles in the 1950s for the Air Force to use as a target for air-launched and ground-launched missiles. Carried aloft by an aircraft, the booster ignited after launch, was jettisoned, and the ramjet then took over.

Lockheed made the model and donated it to the Museum in 1958.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of Lockheed


Plastic, paint


Overall (on base): 2 5/8in. x 1ft x 7in. (6.67 x 30.48 x 17.78cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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