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.