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Country of Origin: Britain


The British Bloodhound surface-to-air missile (SAM) was a long-range, airfield defense system.

The Bloodhound missile was most easily recognized by its profusion of control surfaces and stabilizers: one fin on each of four boosters, two pivoting mainplanes and two fixed horizontal stabilizers mounted in line with the wings. The missile was initially powered by its Bristol rocket boosters. After the boosters were depleted, two Rolls Royce Odin ramjets sustained Mach 2 until...

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