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Mike Pryce

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Anyone have any info on the BAe S225X/XR Metoer predecessors from the early /mid 1990s. All I have found is :

http://www.skomer.u-net.com/projects/s225x.htm

and:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S225XR

Pics/data would be most welcome (aren't they always?)!
 

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Drawing, from http://sistemadearmas.sites.uol.com.br/aam/meteor.html

This has FMRAAM and A3M pics & info too.
 

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S-225X

Length: 3.45m
Weight: 165kg
Range:100km

Stealth measures include the use of radar-absorbing paint coating, and infra-red attenuation.

The earlier winged RB73D/DL joint project used inertial guidance and either the Active Skyflash seeker or a new millimetric radar seeker from Marconi. Range was about 100km.

Source:

Zhang Yang "Rich, but better than blue- British Sky Flash air-to-air missiles" Ordnance Technology, 2004 No. 1 (Chinese)
Online at http://www.afwing.com/intro/skyflash/1.htm

Not found anything in Air International.
 

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overscan said:
S-225X

Length: 3.45m

I have always wondered why this proposal ended up being somewhat shorter than the original ~3.7 meter Skyflash/Sparrow?



overscan said:
The earlier winged RB73D/DL joint project used inertial guidance and either the Active Skyflash seeker or a new millimetric radar seeker from Marconi.

I wonder what the relationship was between the "new millimetric radar seeker from Marconi" and the seeker that found its way into AAAW/Brimstone?
 

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Because it was lighter? Seems to have been same diameter as Sparrow, but not as long.
 

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Hello!
I'm looking for the photo and data on German A3M AAM,if you have please provide it here,thanks.
I also want to know that what is its present status?
 

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S225X and Skyflash currently on display in the Bristol Aero Collection's new site, which unfortunately isn't lit very well.

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