Green Glass Ceramic AMRAAM (advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) Nose Cone Before Ceramming

Object Name: 
Green Glass Ceramic AMRAAM (advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) Nose Cone Before Ceramming

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Object Name: 
Green Glass Ceramic AMRAAM (advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) Nose Cone Before Ceramming
Accession Number: 
99.8.68
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 55.8 cm; Base Diam: 35.5 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: 
6-177-1540-162
Mark
on side near base
Primary Description: 
Green Glass Standard Missile Nose Cone Before Ceramming. Green radome blank for AMRAAM. Transparent yellow-brown (amber) glass ceramic.