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:

Pershing II missile in flight shortly after launch; probably a test flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, circa 1983.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Rocketry
  • Missiles
  • Missiles (Surface-to-air)
  • Ballistic missiles
  • Ballistic missile defenses--United States
  • Cold War, 1945-1989

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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