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British Aerospace Air to Air Skyflash Missile Deactivated

Listing # 185
Listing Format: Buy It Now
Price per item: Buy Now for (GBP) £2,000.00
(USD) $2,816.90
Quantity: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Started : 30-Jul-2010 3:19:52 AM
Ended: 29-Aug-2010 3:19:52 AM
Seller: tenchi1981 (0)  

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Additional Information
Era: 1981-Present
Conflict: Not Specified
Service: Air Force
Country: Great Britain
Provenance: Bought Privately
Condition: Relic
Description
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The British Aerospace Skyflash was a medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile derived from the US AIM-7 Sparrow missile and carried by Royal Air Force F4 Phantoms and Tornado F3s, Italian Air force and Royal Saudi Air Force Tornados and Royal Swedish Air Force Viggens. The missile is being replaced by the more capable AMRAAM. These units were incredibly expensive new, so grab yourself a bargain, high tech piece of history!

  • Primary function: Medium-range air-to-air missile
  • Main Contractor: BAe Dynamics, with Raytheon as subcontractor
  • Unit cost: £150,000 per round
  • Power Plant: Rocketdyne solid propellant rocket motor
  • Length: 3.68 m (12 ft 1 in)
  • Weight: 193 kg (425 lb)
  • Diameter: 0.203 m (8 in)
  • Wing span: 1.02 m (40 in)
  • Range: 45 km (28 mi)
  • Speed: Mach 4
  • Guidance system: Marconi inverse monopulse semi-active radar homing
  • Warheads: High explosive expanding ring with proximity fuse
  • Warhead weight: 39.5 kg (87 lb)
  • Users: UK (Royal Air Force), Saudi Arabia (Royal Saudi Air Force), Italy (on leased Tornado F3s), Sweden (Royal Swedish Air Force).
  • Date deployed: 1978
  • Date retired: Being replaced with AMRAAM on Tornado fleet

This Skyflash is offered for local pickup, by your preferred courier or we can arrange shipping at your cost. Please contact us for a shipping quotation before you buy.

Seller accepts payments by:
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Please await invoice before checking out. Please contact me for shipping quotation BEFORE you buy. Many thanks.
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