Sidewinder Missile

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This is a Sidewinder air-to-air missile, also designated AIM-9E. The blue stripe indicates it was a training model. The Sidewinder has been one of the most successful short-range, air-to-air missiles and was the first heat-seeking guided missile to become operational.

Photographer:

Dane Penland

ID #:

WEB12739-2013

Source:

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Copyright/Owner:

Smithsonian Institution

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