Posted on 02/06/2014

Photo taken on September 14, 2012

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Blue Steel

Blue Steel
On display at Woomerra is this AVRO Blue Steel missile which was developed as Britain's strategic air launched nuclear warhead delivery system in the 1950s although it did not go into service until 1963. Carried by Vulcan and Victor bombers the missile was reputedly very unreliable and also had a very short range. Its role was replaced by submarine launched Polaris missiles from 1968.

Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
I spent 22 months at RAF Scampton in a lodger unit. Our accommodation was in the old Blue Steel maintenance hangar, we swore we used to glow in the dark!
4 years ago.