- 27 December 2005
- Reaction score
AST (Air Staff Target) 1227 was a requirement for a PGM for antitank duties. BAe offered the highly supersonic Sabre, based on the Rapier SAM airframe with a laser seeker. Bill Gunston suggests the seeker was by Martin Marietta and related to the Copperhead seeker. Single shot kill probability (SSKP) of 80% was calculated for a typical tank.
- Bill Gunston, Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Worlds Rockets & Missiles Salamander 1979, p117