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Bloodhound anti-aircraft missile.
Statistic. Data.
Type. Anti-aircraft missile. 
Height. 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in).
Diameter. 54.6 cm (1 ft 9.5 in).
Weight. 2,270 kg (5,000 lb).
Warhead. Continuous-rod warhead.
Warhead yield. Several dozen blast projected tungsten steel rods.
Accuracy (CEP). N/A, but obviously a small zone.
Speed. Mach 2.7.
Steering. Control surfaces.
Nationality. U.K.
Made by. Bristol Aeroplane Co.
Guidance system. Semi-active radar homing.
Range. 85 km.
First made. 1958 (MK 1)/1964 (MK 2). 
Retied on. 1991.
Engines. 2× Ramjets, 4× solid fuel boosters.
Sources. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodhound_(missile) and http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/w/wattisham/index.html



Bloodhound Guided Missile ICBM Launched at Woomera Australia Test Range RAAF (1958)

British Pathe or BP takes Australian film of Missile ICBM Woomera Australia Bloodhound target to hit with aircraft plane.

A Bloodhound S.A.M. at the R.A.F. Museum.


RAF Get 'bloodhound' Missiles (1958)

A LV Bloodhound anti-aircraft missile being taken from trolley onto launcher at North Coates, Lincolnshire. A SV R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) Technician attending to missile. A LV Missile being raised on launching ramp into firing position as trolley is wheeled away. A SV Pan, missile going up into firing position. A SV Technician pushing pin into launcher mechanism to lock it in firing position. A GV Bloodhound missiles in firing position on launching pad. A LV Early warning radar in operation. A SV Target 'illuminating radar' on mobile truck turning, in background. Bloodhound missiles also turning in synch with radar as target is followed. A SV Radar in operation. A LV Bloodhound missiles swivelling round on launching pad. A GV Missiles swivelling round in synch with radar in foreground. A LV Pan shot, Bloodhound missile being fired (at Woomera, Australia), pan as it travels upwards in flight, booster rockets fall away and the missile heads towards its target. A GV Missile bearing down on target plane, hits it and completely demolishes it in the air.

Also see[]

  1. RAF Warboys
  2. CIM-10 Bomarc missile