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UK "Yellow Feather" Missile Seeker at RAF Defford Museum
« on: May 07, 2016, 02:52:28 am »
Can't really tell exactly what this is from the info board in the photo - seems to be a semi-active radar seeker?

Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)., CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48110442
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Re: UK "Yellow Feather" Missile Seeker at RAF Defford Museum
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 07:44:24 am »
A very interesting find.
Yellow Feather was a CW seeker research project.

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Re: UK "Yellow Feather" Missile Seeker at RAF Defford Museum
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 01:03:14 am »
Indeed, very interesting.

That might be the Badger X-band seeker that was used in the Caravan programme to develop a SAM seeker. I believe Yellow Feather covered IR and radar seekers for SAMS and AAMs.

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Re: UK "Yellow Feather" Missile Seeker at RAF Defford Museum
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 01:17:52 am »
Yeah it would be nice to read the info fully, it mentions Firestreak.
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Re: UK "Yellow Feather" Missile Seeker at RAF Defford Museum
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 10:05:04 am »
The TRE/RRE carried out a semi-active CW homing head research programme during the 1950s involving carry trials by Meteor, and firing trials using a CTV4 test vehicle. The Yellow Feather designation seems to have been applied to the latter circa 52-55.