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July 15, 2019 in General Naval and Air
Next, ask Italeii for a 1:1 Mirage F.1 kit
Reportedly they were trying to sell it to Ukrainian separatists. Which doesn't make it any smarter.
Has anyone got any AtA kills with a Super R530?
The writing on the transport case is cropped from that image. Another I have seen courtesy of Facebook, shows that the case is stencilled thusly:
"Contract Dated 16th October 80
State of Qatar"
Note that "Contract Dated blah-blah" has been interpreted to mean that this is the manufacturing date. I don't think so - I think it's more likely to be a contract signature date. The missiles were produced between 1980 and 1985 (according to the French wikipedia page, which is much more comprehensive than the English one).
Anyway, well past its best, and I'd be pondering the wisdom of bouncing it around in the back of a police wagon as the detonators/igniters might well be a bit touchy by now.
Not to mention the obligatory trophy shot where they have to decant it from the shipping case. What's the worst that could happen?
Ebay is a wonderful thing.
I nearly bought a Seaslug missile, but where do you keep it? It would look good hung over the fireplace, but it would probably have pulled the wall out.
Acquaintance (former EOD) has demilled (explosives from warhead removed), but otherwise complete AGM-88 in his yard. It was one of the pair that were pulled practically intact (except engine burned out) from a swamp during 1999. Also ALARM, complete with a chute, but that one is in a much rougher shape. Plus assorted parts of probably every AD missile used.
Im sure I recall reading of someone owning a complete (minus warhead and engine) Aim9B, which would be quite a find. On the TV Show Pawnstars, someone walked into the shop trying to sell the IR lens from a Sidewinder missile.
So many nice toys, if I had the room....
I have one of the radar sets from a Hawk Gen 2 system in my back yard. No transmitter tube and it's far from operational...but....
Yeah, you can brag to the neighbours 'Ive got part of an anti aircraft system!'. Its a nice thing to be able to do.
One day I'm going to drag it to a Ham Fest and it'll be the mother of all boat anchors.
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