Stand, Model, Missile, Polaris A-1, 1:16


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 1:16 scale model of the Polaris A-1, America's first submarine-launched ballistic missile. It carried one nuclear warhead, had a range of approximately 1,400 miles, and was deployed during the 1960s. The missile was replaced by the Polaris A-2 which also carried a single nuclear warhead but had a longer range. Lockheed Missiles and Space made the model and stand and donated them to NASM in 1961.

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 Lockheed


wood, felt


  • Overall (model on base): 81.9 × 24.8 × 14.6cm (32 1/4 × 9 3/4 × 5 3/4 in.)
  • Approximate (Base): 25.1 × 17.5 × 4.8cm (9 7/8 × 6 7/8 × 1 7/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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