Red Top.

Manufacturer and Designation Hawker Siddley Dynamics
Function Air-to-Air
Attack speed Mach 3
Maximum range 12km+
Maximum altitude
Guidance Passive IR homing
Fuze type Passive IR
Warhead type Continuous Rod
Warhead explosive content
Missile length 3·32m
Missile diameter 0·222m
Wing span 0·908m
Project start date 1956
Service entry date 1964

Notes: Red Top remained in service until the EE Lightning was retired in 1988.

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