Mastercraft Collection: AIM-54 Phoenix..
Wingspan: 3 inches
Length: 12 inches
The Phoenix AIM-54 air-to-air missile was only used by the US Navy on their fleet of F-14 Tomcat fighters. It was the very first long range air-to-air missiles used by the US and was generally carried in clusters of 6 under the wings of the F-14. It was capable of being used against up to 6 different targets each. This made it capable of simultaneously destroying 24 targets 1 F-14. Their targeting component was a self radar generating system. This solid propellant missile could reach up to MACH 5 with a range greater than 100 miles to deliver its conventional warhead. This Navy Missile was retired in 2004.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.