Unpolished Glass-ceramic AMRAAM (advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) Nose Cone

Object Name: 
Unpolished Glass-ceramic AMRAAM (advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) Nose Cone

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Object Name: 
Unpolished Glass-ceramic AMRAAM (advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) Nose Cone
Accession Number: 
99.8.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 54.2 cm; Base Diam: 21.2 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.
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Source
1998
to
1999
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
6-104-0132-13.6-77
Mark
on side near base
Primary Description: 
Unpolished Glass-ceramic AMRAAM (advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) Nose Cone. Opaque white glass ceramic; pyroceramied. Conical shape with hole in top for metal nose.