Bloodhound Trials Film – 16 September 1966

We have a copy of a compilation of trials films from six separate RAF Bloodhound firings at the Aberporth range. Each film has a detailed caption including the date of the trial and, where relevant, what went wrong.

Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060025589

The first couple are of single firings, followed by three sets of Ripple firings (two missiles at three second intervals), all of the Mk 1 variant and fired between 3 February 1961 and 6 March 1962.

The final firing is of a Mk 2 on this date, 16 September, in 1966. A miss distance of 61 feet was achieved. This image shows one of the ram jet covers just after it was ejected.

BH2 Firing wm.jpg

Mike

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