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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 (London) Ltd
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Rapier Battery
Year of Manufacture: circa 1972
Dimensions: Width (mm): 367
Height (mm): 191
Depth (mm): 185
Weight (g): 10,360
Location: Rack RAA06 [Main Store]

Sub-Reflector Drive Assembly.
Ser. No. P1g B10003
Mod Record -
MoD Load
Reg. No. 643c
MCCS (F) Frimley


This piece of equipment is an element of a Rapier Blindfire tracking radar system; it is used to move the sub-reflector element of the radar microwave mirror system.

The image of a Rapier Blindfire unit shows the object (circled) in position where it moves the sub-reflector element. The image was sourced from the public domain RadarTutorial website.

The related item shows the internal mechanism more clearly.

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