The TOW Subsystem


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:

Aerospace companies often highlight their technical accomplishment through poster art. Such presentations typically are directed at specific audiences, including Congress, the trade press, or the general public.

Prepared by Hughes Aircraft Company, this poster presents the company's work on the TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) missile. Developed in the 1960s, the TOW was designed as an anti-tank weapon.

The poster likely dates from the early 1970s and was donated by Liz Scoggins to the Museum in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Gift of Liz Scoggins, in memory of Wesley F. Wycoff and Garien H. Wycoff


Hughes Aircraft Co.

Country of Origin

United States of America


Poster, Aerospace Industry, Hughes Aerospace


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 45.7 × 61cm (1 ft. 6 in. × 2 ft.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


ART-Posters, Original Art Quality

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