1970's British Sky Flash Rocket
The British Aerospace Skyflash was a medium-range, semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile derived from the US AIM-7 Sparrow missile and carried by Royal Air Force F-4 Phantoms and Tornado F3's, Italian Aeronautica Militare and Royal Saudi Air Force Tornadoes and Swedish Flygvapnet Viggens. The missile was replaced by the more capable AMRAAM.
Skyflash came out of a British plan to develop an inverse monopulse seeker for the Sparrow AIM-7E-2 by GEC and the RAE at the end of the 1960s.
Primary function: Medium-range, air-to-air missile
Users: UK (Royal Air Force), Saudi Arabia (Royal Saudi Air Force), Italy (on leased Tornado F3's), Sweden (Royal Swedish Air Force).
All of our Missiles are uniquely restored to a standard unsurpassed. There is no tacky chroming, silver spray-painting or added metallurgy which results in the timeless masterpieces you see today. All parts are original.
These are a fantastic piece of living history. They makes fantastic centerpieces in anything from the home to the office. You can guarantee these will impress in any setting.
Height 6ft 8in or 203cm
Width incuding fins : 102 cm
Speed: Mach 4
Date deployed: 1978
Date retired: 2005
A true collectors item.
Missiles & Rockets