Monday, 28 May 2007

Royal Artillery HVM & Rapier.

Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile) continues the development path of both Blowpipe and Javelin. It can be shoulder launched, fired from the Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML) or vehicle borne on the Alvis Stormer APC which has an 8 round launcher (12 reload missiles can be carried inside the vehicle). Starstreak is designed to counter threats from very high performance low flying aircraft and fast pop-up type strikes by attack helicopters.

(RG) My old Regiment 12 Regt is now equipped with Starstreak .

© Mack (RG) The thoughts of a Falklands War Veteran.


St Crispin said...

12 regt will allso be moving to Thorney Island in the near future. Did you know that?


I had heard the rumour.But now you have confirmed it St Crispin, thank you!