Finished Nose Cone for a Standard Missile

Object Name: 
Finished Nose Cone for a Standard Missile

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Object Name: 
Finished Nose Cone for a Standard Missile
Accession Number: 
99.8.67
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 88.2 cm; Base Diam: 37.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1998
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning, Inc., Advanced Materials Business
Web Description: 
Missile nose cones, or radomes, start out as "green" glass. They are reheated to form a glass-ceramic that is strong, heat-resistant, and, most important, transparent to the radar that guides the missile. This nose cone is used on SM I and II shipboard missiles of the Aegis series.
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Source
1998
to
1999
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Finished Nose Cone for a Standard Missile. Ceramic with metal tip.