Rapier Sub-Reflector Drive Assembly

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0196
Category: Radio Communication/Sensing
Object Type: Signal/Data Processor
Object Name: Rapier Sub-Reflector Drive Assembly
Part No: 05-005-05
Serial No: P1g B10003
Manufacturer: Elliott Bros
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Rapier Battery 
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
367 
Height (mm):
191 
Depth (mm):
185 
Weight (g):
10,360 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

Elliott
Sub-Reflector Drive Assembly.
05-005-05
Ser. No. P1g B10003
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Mod Record -
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MoD Load
Reg. No. 643c
MW/11B/475
MCCS (F) Frimley

Notes:

Rapier is a British surface-to-air missile developed for the British Army and Royal Air Force. Entering service in 1971, it eventually replaced all other anti-aircraft weapons in Army service. As the expected air threat moved from medium-altitude strategic missions to low-altitude strikes, the fast reaction time and high manoeuvrability of the Rapier led it become the UK's primary air-defence weapon after almost 35 years of service, and its deployment is expected to continue until 2020.

This piece of equipment is part of the Rapier tracking system but at present the exact function is not known.

The related item shows the internal mechanism more clearly.

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