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 Light Weight Sea Dart
Tacit
Posted: Mar 16 2009, 10:40 PM


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for various reasons, I've got interested in the light weight Sea Dart and the related Land Dart.

They seemed quite well developed, for export if nothing else

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Apparently, the light weight Sea Dart could be mounted on ships 'as small as 300 tons' : quite why a 300t ship would need an 80km range, ramjet powered surface/ air missile is'nt made clear :D

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/vie...20-%200360.html

http://www.skomer.u-net.com/projects/seadart.htm
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vossiej
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Just to give an idea of how compact it actually is ;) But that right-top one, is that a real missile or AU? looks cool!
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Posted: Mar 17 2009, 08:38 AM


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Portsmouth Bill
Posted: Mar 17 2009, 09:02 AM


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Nice one Cyril. Shame that Seadart and Sea Eagle never received the funding to allow their potential - I can see a nice AU ship with these on board :)
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Bobtdwarf
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QUOTE (Portsmouth Bill @ Mar 17 2009, 09:02 AM)
Nice one Cyril. Shame that Seadart and Sea Eagle never received the funding to allow their potential - I can see a nice AU ship with these on board :)

hmmm maybe built in the AUS?
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Portsmouth Bill
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Get thee behind me :o Nah, no point now - at least in the current AU; trouble is, despite a message from Bronquites that he is 'in the offing' the good'ol 'Coffee War' has gone slack on us. And anyway, we're committed to USN equipment at present. Though........ <_< I do have another AU in mind for that part of the world. I mean, we badly need more, don't we? :P
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Posted: Mar 18 2009, 09:34 AM


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QUOTE (Portsmouth Bill @ Mar 18 2009, 08:54 AM)
Get thee behind me :o Nah, no point now - at least in the current AU; trouble is, despite a message from Bronquites that he is 'in the offing' the good'ol 'Coffee War' has gone slack on us. And anyway, we're committed to USN equipment at present. Though........ <_< I do have another AU in mind for that part of the world. I mean, we badly need more, don't we? :P

or just a "var b" of the existing. One where the AUS uses a mix of US and UK gear.... I had put some thought into what could have been done with any conjectural AUS Talos equipped ships once it became obvious that Talos was getting too long in the tooth. Came out using the seadart main body mounted on an old Talos booster.
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Good idea Bob :) I will be revisiting the whole AUS fleet, and taking it into the next phase - the seventies - so I'll certainly consider your suggestion. I've had a soft spot for the Seadart - one shot down a Iranian ssm (I beleive) in the gulf - on its way to strike a USN ship.
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Tacit
Posted: Mar 19 2009, 11:39 PM


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Any one know anything about the "Marconi ST805" tracking and illumination radar alluded to in the Flight International article?
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/vie...20-%200360.html

the 805SW is the 'Type 911" Sea Wolf Tracking radar, and the ST1802 series are export tracking radars for Aspide/ Sea Sparrow so Im not too sure what the ST805 was... unless its a typo?

or have I missed the point entirely?
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RP1
Posted: Mar 20 2009, 01:46 AM


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Export SW director, I think (your link does not work):

http://books.google.com/books?q=st805

Shows some mentions in books on naval weapons.

RP1
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Tacit
Posted: Mar 20 2009, 07:53 AM


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Thanks RP1 !
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