Thunderbird Missile

The Thunderbird programme started in 1949 when the English Electric Co. was asked to develop a ground-based missile (SAM) to provide air defence for the British Army in the field. It was intended to replace the 3.7" Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (UK102) and like the 3.7" it would be operated by the Royal Artillery. It entered service in 1959 and equipped 36 and 37 Heavy Air Defence Regiments, Royal Artillery, before being replaced in 1966 with Thunderbird 2.

  • SKU: UK365
  • $31.31
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The Thunderbird programme started in 1949 when the English Electric Co. was asked to develop a ground-based missile (SAM) to provide air defence for the British Army in the field. It was intended to replace the 3.7" Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (UK102) and like the 3.7" it would be operated by the Royal Artillery. It entered service in 1959 and equipped 36 and 37 Heavy Air Defence Regiments, Royal Artillery, before being replaced in 1966 with Thunderbird 2. It gave "wide area air cover" for the Army in the field to higher altitude targets at ranges up to 30 miles, with AA guns still used for lower altitude threats. Thunderbird's performance was comparable to other mobile missiles systems, including the American MIM-23 Hawk and the Russian 2K11 Krug, but it predated both of these. The Prime Mover for this missile system was the Bedford RL (UK360).

    • Weight
      62 g
    • SKU
      UK365

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