Stand, Model, Missile, Phoenix AIM-54A


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 stand for a model of unknown scale of the Air Intercept Missile 54A (AIM-54A), the earliest version of several Phoenix air-to-air missiles used exclusively on the U.S. Navy's F-14 Tomcat. It has a solid-fuel motor, a maximum speed of Mach 3.8, a range of over 115 miles, a conventional warhead, and is radar guided. First deployed in 1974, there are a limited number of AIM-54As still in service.

The stand's manufacturer is unknown. John and Cynthia Heyde donated the model and stand to the museum.

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 S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.


  • Plastic
  • Paint
  • Adhesive


3-D: 14 × 7 × 7.6cm (5 1/2 × 2 3/4 × 3 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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