Manchester Evening News - - NOSTALGIA -

NOVEM­BER 23: Prince Philip, the Duke of Ed­in­burgh, takes a close look at a Blood­hound groundto-air guided mis­sile dur­ing his visit to the Fer­ranti fac­tory at Wythen­shawe.

The Blood­hound served as Bri­tain’s main air de­fence weapon from its in­tro­duc­tion in the 1950s to the 1990s. It was also ex­ported to four other coun­tries.

The mis­sile was de­signed to pro­tect the RAF’s V-bomber bases from any at­tack­ing air­craft that may have eluded the Light­ning fighter in­ter­cep­tor force.

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