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:

Close-up three-quarter right front view of a Soviet SS-20 missile launching from its transporter erector launcher (TEL) vehicle, trees in background, snow-covered ground; circa mid-1980s. [See also NASM 9A11899.]

Collection Item Long Description:


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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa mid-1980s

Repository Loc.

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



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