Rocket, Flying Model, Nike Tomahawk


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 flying model of unknown scale of the Nike Tomahawk sounding rocket. The Nike Tomahawk had a Nike first stage and a Tomahawk second stage. It could carry a payload of up to 100 lbs. NASA and Germany used it almost 400 times between 1963 and 1995.

MPE made this model and John Langford donated it to the Museum in 1978.

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 John Langford


Wood, Paper, Plastic, Paint, Adhesive, Elastic, Steel


Model: 84cm × 6cm (33 in. × 2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number


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