Stand, Model, Missile, Sparrow III

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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 Sparrow III, a medium-range air-to-air missile made by Raytheon which also was designated Air Intercept Missile 7C (AIM-7C). It had a conventional warhead, a solid-fuel motor, a range of 25 miles, and semi-active radar homing for guidance. The missile was deployed on various U.S. Navy aircraft from 1958 into the late 1960s.

The stand's manufacturer is unknown. John and Cythia 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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.

Materials

Marble, Felt, Adhesive

Dimensions

  • Other (Base): 1ft 1/2in. x 3 1/2in. x 15/16in. (31.75 x 8.89 x 2.38cm)
  • Overall (Detached Fins (1)): 1 9/16in. x 1 5/16in. x 3/16in. (3.97 x 3.33 x 0.48cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19981638001