Bloodhound, the RAF's SAM.

Manufacturer and Designation  Bristol Bloodhound Mk1 Bristol Bloodhound Mk2
Function Surface to Air Surface to Air
Attack speed Mach2 Mach3
Maximum range 80km at sea level, 140km at high altitude
Maximum altitude 75,000 feet
Guidance SARH SARH
Fuze type Pulse RANge GAte radio fuze Passive Infra Red
Warhead type Fragmentation/Blast Continuous Rod
Warhead explosive content
Missile length 8·46m
Missile diameter 0·546m
Wing span 2·83m
Project start date 1949 1955
Service entry date 1957 1964

Notes: Bloodhound Mk1 was withdrawn from service in 1964 but the Mk2 version soldiered on until 1993.

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