• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: The complete modular Rapier system for day-and-night operation is quickly and easily deployed.

    It comprises?

  • Description

    1.
    Est. Shot of Rapier Blindfire System.
    0.12

    2.
    Rapier Launcher and Blindfire radar.
    0.16

    3.
    Tracker head pan down to sez box.
    0.25

    4.
    Tracker operator.
    0.26

    5.
    Mirage tracking thro' optical tracker
    0.36

    6.
    Launcher slewing.
    0.38

    7.
    Tracker operator holding joystick control.
    0.40

    8.
    Launcher and Blindfire radar slewing.
    0.43

    9.
    Mirage Tracking thro' optical tracker.
    0.51

    10.
    Launcher and Blindfire radar slewing.
    0.55

    11.
    Rapier Missile (on launcher).
    0.57

    12.
    Firing button being pressed.
    57.50

    13.
    Rapier launch/Firing
    0.58

    14.
    Target A/c Hit and plunge to ground in flames seen thro' optical tracker.
    0.71



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    Background: SYNOPSIS: The complete modular Rapier system for day-and-night operation is quickly and easily deployed.

    It comprises a missile launcher and `blindfire' radar target/missile tracer ...... an optical target/missile tracker ... and an `arc of fire' control unit.

    The system Operator is stationed at the optical tracker.

    Optical tracking of even a low-flying supersonic fighter is straightforward.

    The missile launcher automatically follows tracker movements.

    A pressure-sensitive mini-joystick is used by the Operator to control the system.

    Both the missile launcher and radar tracker are kept 'on target automatically.

    Optical tracking continues.

    Launcher and radar tracker follow the target remorselessly.

    A supersonic Rapier missile is launched.

    The target's flying days come to an abrupt end.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38FIALGVGKVRTDID2T1B96F74
    Media URN:
    VLVA38FIALGVGKVRTDID2T1B96F74
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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