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Missile Collection

"Unleashing Power: The Mighty Missile Arsenal" From the skies to the ground, missiles have revolutionized warfare throughout history

Background imageMissile Collection: Bristol Bloodhound surface-to-air guided missiles

Bristol Bloodhound surface-to-air guided missiles

Background imageMissile Collection: Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft

Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft
February 14, 2006 - Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft head out to the ranges on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageMissile Collection: American M1 Abrams army tank with soldier in the hatch by machine gun

American M1 Abrams army tank with soldier in the hatch by machine gun

Background imageMissile Collection: Brimstone air-to-ground missile on a triple launcher

Brimstone air-to-ground missile on a triple launcher

Background imageMissile Collection: The Arrival of the First Thor Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom

The Arrival of the First Thor Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom
Photograph of the delivery of first Thor Ballistic Missile to an RAF Base in Norfolk, 19th September 1958. Sixty-five feet long

Background imageMissile Collection: Bristol Bloodhound surface-to-air guided missiles

Bristol Bloodhound surface-to-air guided missiles at RAF Station, Woolfox Lodge

Background imageMissile Collection: U. S. Air Force photograph of the launch site of intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs)

U. S. Air Force photograph of the launch site of intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) at Guanajay, Cuba
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, 1962. U.S. Air Force photograph of the launch site of intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) at Guanajay, Cuba, 17 October 1962

Background imageMissile Collection: Aircraft English Electric Lightning F3. RAF 111 Squadron pilots standing

Aircraft English Electric Lightning F3. RAF 111 Squadron pilots standing on the wing of an English Electric Lightning F3 at RAF Wattisham

Background imageMissile Collection: German King Tiger tank

German King Tiger tank

Background imageMissile Collection: Tornado GR4s armed with Stormshadow missiles

Tornado GR4s armed with Stormshadow missiles
Image of a Tornado GR4 from 903 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW), based out of Royal Air Force Akrotiri, Cyprus. Seen here loaded with Storm Shadow cruise missiles

Background imageMissile Collection: American Sherman Crab, army tank with chains spinning on a cylinder attached by steel arms

American Sherman Crab, army tank with chains spinning on a cylinder attached by steel arms

Background imageMissile Collection: A Thor missile is loaded into a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

A Thor missile is loaded into a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II for transport to the UK

Background imageMissile Collection: Korean War era North American F-86 Sabre combat aircraft in flight

Korean War era North American F-86 Sabre combat aircraft in flight
F-86 JET FIGHTER PLANE. Korean War era North American F-86 Sabre combat aircraft in flight

Background imageMissile Collection: The latest type of motor torpedo boat in use by the Royal Navy

The latest type of motor torpedo boat in use by the Royal Navy, discharging her weapons during exercises in the English Channel during the Second World War. July 1940

Background imageMissile Collection: Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194

Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194, Buzz Number TF-194. The first production aircraft, with the rear cockpit canopy blanked off for flight testing

Background imageMissile Collection: Chrysler Jupiter-C sounding rocket at Cape Canaveral

Chrysler Jupiter-C sounding rocket at Cape Canaveral on 8 August 1957 prior to the third and final sub-orbital test of a re-entry nose cone

Background imageMissile Collection: MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The 227mm American designed Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

Background imageMissile Collection: An F-14A Tomcat with missile armament

An F-14A Tomcat with missile armament
An F-14A Tomcat banks away from the camera, showing a complement of three missiles: AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow, and AIM-9 Sidewinder. The F-14 also carried an internal 20mm cannon

Background imageMissile Collection: Vickers(ja) Wild Goose missile on a rail trolley

Vickers(ja) Wild Goose missile on a rail trolley

Background imageMissile Collection: Trident missile test launch C016 / 6616

Trident missile test launch C016 / 6616
Trident missile test launch from the submarine USS Mariano G. Vallejo. Trident missiles are submarine-launched ballistic missiles that are armed with nuclear warheads

Background imageMissile Collection: USA, South Dakota, Philip, Minuteman II ICBM missile launch site, Delta-09

USA, South Dakota, Philip, Minuteman II ICBM missile launch site, Delta-09

Background imageMissile Collection: The UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, insp?

The UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, insp?
The UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, inspects a de Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missile on Gloster Javelin F(AW)7, XH900, as the pilot, Flt Lt Ian Keppie, looks on at Cottesmore

Background imageMissile Collection: A Royal Air Force Harrier GR9 flying low over North Wales

A Royal Air Force Harrier GR9 flying low over North Wales. The Harrier GR9 is a single seat, multi-role combat aircraft that is capable of operating in extreme environments

Background imageMissile Collection: Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers, 1943

Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers, 1943
Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers, being reloaded by Red Army soldiers in September 1943, during World War II. At this stage in the war

Background imageMissile Collection: Blue Streak at Woomera

Blue Streak at Woomera

Background imageMissile Collection: An F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker

An F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker
July 20, 2007 - An F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker at Red Flag-Alaska

Background imageMissile Collection: The Sea Based X-band Radar

The Sea Based X-band Radar is an integral part of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and is temporarily located at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base Shipyard

Background imageMissile Collection: Wg Cdr R D Romanis gives Queen Elizabeth II a tour

Wg Cdr R D Romanis gives Queen Elizabeth II a tour
Wg Cdr R.D. Romanis shows Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh a de Havilland Firestreak infra-red, air-to-air guided missile on Gloster Javelin F(AW) 2, XA633. 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageMissile Collection: A Thor IRBM is launched from Air Force Missile Test Centre

A Thor IRBM is launched from Air Force Missile Test Centre
A Thor IRBM is launched from the Air Force Missile Test Center, Patrick AFB, Florida, USA

Background imageMissile Collection: The first Thor missile for the RAF at Feltwell Norfolk

The first Thor missile for the RAF at Feltwell Norfolk
The first Thor missile for the RAF at Feltwell, Norfolk, on 19 September 1958

Background imageMissile Collection: Trident missile test launch C016 / 6615

Trident missile test launch C016 / 6615
Trident missile test launch. Trident missiles are submarine-launched ballistic missiles that are armed with nuclear warheads. They have a range of 7, 350 kilometres

Background imageMissile Collection: Rocket engines

Rocket engines
Zoom effect view of rocket engines mounted on a ballistic missile on display at the Air and Space Museum, Le Bourget, Paris. An example of the art in engineering and technology

Background imageMissile Collection: 41 Sqaudron Tornado GR4, preparing to test fire four Storm Shadow missiles

41 Sqaudron Tornado GR4, preparing to test fire four Storm Shadow missiles
Image of a 41 Sqaudron (the RAFs test and evaluation Sqn) Tornado GR4, preparing to test fire four Storm Shadow missiles over the Atlantic Ocean

Background imageMissile Collection: Portrait of the Macedonian revolutionary hero, Pito Gouleff

Portrait of the Macedonian revolutionary hero, Pito Gouleff
3566999 Portrait of the Macedonian revolutionary hero, Pito Gouleff by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Macedonia 1904 Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageMissile Collection: Engraving depicting thrushes: 1

Engraving depicting thrushes: 1
5309385 Engraving depicting thrushes: 1; (add.info.: Engraving depicting thrushes: 1. Missile-Thrush. 2: Redwing Thrush. 3: Song Thrush. 4: Fieldfare Thrush. 5: Blackbird)

Background imageMissile Collection: A Mangonel catapult

A Mangonel catapult
5308079 A Mangonel catapult.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a Mangonel catapult, used to hurl missiles at an enemy from Roman times until the days of efficient guns. Dated 19th century)

Background imageMissile Collection: A reconstructed Roman ballista

A reconstructed Roman ballista
5307967 A reconstructed Roman ballista.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a reconstructed Roman ballista, an engine used by ancient Romans to fire arrows. Dated 19th century)

Background imageMissile Collection: Vintage IAF VIII

Vintage IAF VIII
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageMissile Collection: In the submerged torpedo flat of a battleship, illustration from The Western Front, pub

In the submerged torpedo flat of a battleship, illustration from The Western Front, pub
STC400493 In the submerged torpedo flat of a battleship, illustration from The Western Front, pub. by Country Life Ltd, 1917 (litho) by Bone

Background imageMissile Collection: cloudmaker

cloudmaker
Marek Gembka

Background imageMissile Collection: Isobayashi Taii on Horseback at Castle Gate with Falling Stones, 1886. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Isobayashi Taii on Horseback at Castle Gate with Falling Stones, 1886. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Isobayashi Taii on Horseback at Castle Gate with Falling Stones, 1886. Series: Lives of Modern People

Background imageMissile Collection: WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF

WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF
Vintage World War II photograph - range of bombs ordnance dropped by bombers of the RAF

Background imageMissile Collection: Rocketship in Outer Space

Rocketship in Outer Space
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Background imageMissile Collection: RAF Reaper MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Air System

RAF Reaper MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Air System
A Reaper MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) prepares for take-off in Afghanistan. Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) are growing in importance

Background imageMissile Collection: British troops exercise in Estonia as part of the NATOs eFP (Enhanced Forward Presence)

British troops exercise in Estonia as part of the NATOs eFP (Enhanced Forward Presence)
Pictured are British Troops embarking on United States Air force Chinooks during an exercise held in Estonia. JTAC operators from the Royal Artillery

Background imageMissile Collection: ASRaM Missiles Fitted to RAF Typhoon Jet

ASRaM Missiles Fitted to RAF Typhoon Jet
Air-to-Air ASRaM missiles fitted to a Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jet. The AIM-132 ASRaM is a high speed, highly manoeuvrable, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile

Background imageMissile Collection: Typhoon Takes Off from RAF Coningsby as Part of Op Ellamy

Typhoon Takes Off from RAF Coningsby as Part of Op Ellamy
A Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon aircraft armed with AMRaM and ASRaM missiles, takes off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to take part in the UN-backed operation over Libya



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"Unleashing Power: The Mighty Missile Arsenal" From the skies to the ground, missiles have revolutionized warfare throughout history. Bristol Bloodhound surface-to-air guided missiles stand tall as guardians of the sky, ensuring protection against aerial threats with their precision and speed. In a display of sheer force, four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft soar through the clouds, armed with deadly payloads ready to strike at any moment. These sleek machines represent a lethal combination of advanced technology and strategic prowess. On land, an American M1 Abrams army tank stands resolute, its soldier perched in the hatch by a menacing machine gun. A symbol of strength and dominance on the battlefield, this armored behemoth strikes fear into the hearts of enemies. Witnessing history unfold before our eyes is "The Arrival of the First Thor Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom. " This groundbreaking event marked a new era in military capabilities as these powerful weapons made their way onto British soil. Taking aim from above, Brimstone air-to-ground missiles rest on a triple launcher—a testament to their versatility and ability to neutralize targets with surgical precision. Their presence ensures that no enemy stronghold remains unscathed. Reflecting back in time, we glimpse at U. S. Air Force photograph capturing intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) at Guanajay during Cuba's tense days in 1962. These formidable weapons serve as reminders of past conflicts that shaped global politics for generations to come. Continuing our journey through military might are German King Tiger tanks—formidable beasts known for their impenetrable armor and devastating firepower. They instilled terror among adversaries while showcasing Germany's engineering excellence during World War II. A Douglas C-124 Globemaster II carries within it immense power—an imposing Thor missile primed for deployment. As it takes flight towards unknown destinations, one can only imagine what lies ahead for those who dare challenge its destructive potential.