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The CIM-10A Bomarc
As promised, and just before moving to Zürich and starting my new job, I hereby give you the Bomarc missile with a simplified launcher.
The CIM-10 Bomarc (originally IM-99) was the product of the Bomarc Missile Program. The Program was a joint United States of America–Canada effort between 1957 and 1972 to protect against the USSR bomber threat. The Bomarc was a joint development with Boeing and Michigan Aeronautical Research Center. It involved the deployment of tactical stations armed with Bomarc missiles along the east and west coasts of North America and the central areas of the continent. BOMARC and the SAGE guidance system were phased out in the early 1970s since they seemed to be ineffective and costly. Neither of these systems was ever used in combat, so while their combat effectiveness remains untested, they are still perceived as having been an important deterrent.
The 3M25A Meteorit (Kh-90) hypersonic cruise missile.
The European FREMM frigate and the Aster 30 Missile.
The FREMM Multipurpose Frigate (French Frégate multi-mission or Italian Fregata Europea Multi-Missione) is a ship designed by DCN and Fincantieri to operate in anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, and be capable of carrying out deep strikes against land targets.
The French Navy plans to operate eleven FREMM frigates, and the Marina Militare ten. The first commissionings are expected in 2012 when the first of the French vessels is due in service (France has placed orders for 11 FREMM frigates, Italy 6 with the last 4 has been funded at the end of 2007). The ships will be built in France by Armaris (owned by DCNS, and in Italy by Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (a joint venture between shipbuilder Fincantieri and aerospace firm Finmeccanica). This arrangement extends the partnerships forged for development of the Horizon CNGFs (Common New Generation Frigates). Morocco has bought one frigate to be operated by the Royal Moroccan Navy.
The British Starstreak SAM and the Alvis Stormer HVM launcher.
Starstreak is a British short range surface-to-air missile manufactured by Thales Air Defence Limited (originally Shorts Missile Systems), in Belfast. It is also known as Starstreak HVM where HVM stands for "High Velocity Missile". After launch the missile accelerates to approximately Mach 3.5, at which point it launches three laser beam riding submunitions. The use of three submunitions increases the likelihood of a successful hit on the target. Starstreak has been in service with the British Army since 1997.
Now in version V1.1 with some small corrections:
+ The optronics turret does not "crash" into the missile turret anymore.
+ The visual detection range has been somewhat bettered.
+ The thrust curve of the missile has been tweaked to improve the Pk.
+ The seeker FOV has been enlarged to ensure more frequent engagements in high angular velocity conditions.
The replacement/upgrade for the R-33 missile arming the Mig-31 & 31-BM.
* Mass : 600 kg (1,320 lb)
* Diameter : 0.38 m (1 ft 3 in)
* Length : 4.20 m (13 ft 9 inches)
* Span : 0.7 m (2 ft 4 in)
* Range : 300 km (186.4 miles)
* Propulsion : Solid rocket
* Guidance : Inertial + Datalink
Active radar homing in terminal phase
* Speed : Mach 6.0
The Atlas Cheetah programme grew out of South Africa's requirement for a modern fighter and strike aircraft in the 1980s. There was a need for more advanced aircraft to attain an edge over the ever more sophisticated Soviet aircraft such as the MiG-23 being supplied to Angolan and Cuban forces in action against South African forces in the Border War. Furthermore, the increasing cost of maintenance due to sanctions and the age of the aircraft used by SAAF had to be addressed. The arms embargo imposed at the time by United Nations Security Council Resolution 418 prevented South Africa from purchasing new aircraft from other countries, thus making an upgrade of existing aircraft the only option. By this stage, the South African aviation industry had reached the level of technical capability to make a large and sophisticated upgrade possible, leading the SAAF to make the only possible decision, to radically upgrade one of the existing types in service.
At the time the SAAF's fast jet fleet consisted of Dassault Mirage III (EZ/CZ/BZ/DZ/D2Z/RZ/R2Z) aircraft and Mirage F1 (AZ/CZ) aircraft. Though the Mirage F1s were the most modern of the fleet, having been delivered from 1977 onwards, they were the primary element of South Africa's air defence and strike fleet and to withdraw them for an upgrade would have left an unacceptable gap in its air defence and strike capability. In addition there were already a few successful Mirage III upgrades from which to learn, such as the Kfir and Mirage III NG, so the SAAF's Mirage III fleet was chosen as the basis for the upgrade.
This mod, based on Mirage Factory's Mirage IIIE and using (temporarily) the cockpit from the Kfir C7, represents the ultimate evolution of the Mirage III family, the Atlas Cheetah C.
Thanks to Olivier ANGUILLE and the whole of Mirage Factory for his great airplanes, as well as for his kind permission to distribute his model packed with my mod, making installation easy.
My thanks also go to Anton Dyason from IPMS SA (http://newsite.ipmssa.za.org/) for his permission to use some of his pictures for the hangar screen.
The Israeli Derby active radar homing missile.
Some weapons developped in South Africa by the Kentron Corporation (later Denel), plus some others in use in the SAAF.
New weapons (SAAF_Weapons.ini):
754 model Laser Guided Bomb
V3A Kukri (IRH)
V3B Kukri (IRH)
V3C Darter (IRH)
V4 R-Darter (ARH)
Weapons using a 3rd party model:
Bunyap or Mirage Factory WP:
V3S Snake (Python 3 in SAAF service)
Matra R.530 (Extended service in SAAF)
Florian's Mirage 2000D:
Atlis II Laser Pod
Lindr2 & Ravenclaw_007 WP 2:
V3E A-Darter (Incorrectly named V3R in the pack)
The Avro Blue Steel was the mainstay of the UK nuclear deterrent between 1963 and 1970, being carried aboard Vulcans and Victors.
At a massive 7 tons, this missile is a must have for all the fans out there of Operation Steel Dawn.