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General Dynamics Corp. Desk Model Phalanx Missile Defence Gun For Sale
For your consideration is a desk model given to General Dynamic Corp. executives that were involved with the Phalanx Missile defense system. this one from the estate of R.W. Anderson a contract engineer.This model which is made of composite was awarded to him in 1986 . It is in great shape. The model measures 7 1/8 h x 3-1/4w x 4- 3/8d. Please ask any and all questions prior to offerding Phalanx is a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) designed as a last chance, point defense, automated gun system designed to destroy in-bound anti-ship cruise missiles. Phalanx is a design from General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division. Its current manufacturer is the Raytheon Company. Phalanx is found aboard every class of U.S. Navy ship, Coast Guard cutters of the Hamilton, Legend, and National Security classes and in the navies of 23 allied nations. Phalanx has been nicknamed “R2D2” by people in the U.S. Navy after the famous android from the movie “Star Wars.” Royal Navy sailors call them “Daleks” after the aliens in the long-running “Doctor Who” television series. In recent years, the U.S. Army has been testing a land version of Phalanx called “C-RAM” for Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar system. The C-RAM is a Phalanx module with an on-board generator and control station mounted on a low flatbed trailer. The very first Phalanx prototype aboard USS KING (DLG-10/DDG-41). The gun was located on the fantail of the ship as shown in the insert. Kill markings are stenciled on the radome for the search and fire control radars. Above text by Robert H. Stoner, GMCM (SW) (Ret)
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General Dynamics Corp. Desk Model Phalanx Missile Defence Gun: $159