Finished Sparrow Radome

Object Name: 
Finished Sparrow Radome

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Object Name: 
Finished Sparrow Radome
Accession Number: 
99.8.92
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 39 cm; Base Diam: 19.3 cm
Location: 
Not 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.
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Source
1998
to
1999
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Finished Sparrow Radome. Ceramics.