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  • airfield
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Feb 2011
    • 88

    Bloodhound missile survivors

    Does anybody have information about a couple of Bloodhounds used as background sets in a TV programme which was screened some years ago, possibly in the 90s
  • Daniel
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2009
    • 947

    #2
    My mate owns an actual Bloodhound missile... might not be what your seeking but thought it might interest neverless....

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    • airfield
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Feb 2011
      • 88

      #3
      Bloodhound missile survivors

      Does he want to sell it? I can give it a good home at North Coates the first Bloodhound base in the UK

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      • Stacey24b
        XJ494 Restoration Group
        • Feb 2008
        • 912

        #4
        theres three lying on the ground at north luffenham, and the control cabin is there too

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        • Ross_McNeill
          Timewaster Magnet...
          • Jan 2000
          • 857

          #5
          The TV programme was called Spacecadets and the missiles used for the set dressing at Bentwaters were Thunderbirds from Hanningfield Metals at Stock.

          http://www.corestore.org/scrap.htm

          Regards
          Ross
          Restorer of Canberra PR.9 XH175 and anon (but looking more like 8249) Anson Mk.II

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          • David Burke
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2000
            • 10027

            #6
            There is only one missile fuselage left at North Luffenham -the Mk.1 Bloodhound
            left a couple of years ago.

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            • airfield
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Feb 2011
              • 88

              #7
              Bloodhound missile survivors

              Thanks chaps, I presume the Thunderbirds went back to the scrap yard on completion of the TV series?. I can confirm that North Luffenham is devoid of any recognisable Bloodhounds. There must be others out there though.

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              • TonyT
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Oct 2006
                • 9022

                #8
                I remember them all at Gut down one side of the runway pointing East, 'twas a posting one tried to avoid in ones career..

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                • AgCat
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Aug 2004
                  • 416

                  #9
                  Airfield: Google for the Bloodhound Missile Preservation Group for further information.

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                  • Daniel
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Sep 2009
                    • 947

                    #10
                    Well actually YES last i heard he was seeking interested parties to maybe buy it in the longer term.... but .....it is in Australia and might be $10,000-$20,000.... cant recall the exact price?

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                    • TwinOtter23
                      NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                      • Jan 2006
                      • 7761

                      #11
                      Here's the Bloodhound Group's website http://www.bmpg.org.uk/index.html they held a meeting at Newark Air Museum earlier this year!
                      Find out what's happening at newarkairmuseum.org
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                      • airfield
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Feb 2011
                        • 88

                        #12
                        bloodhound missile survivors

                        Thanks for the Info chaps, Australia is a bit too far to go on the tandem. I have looked at the Bloodhound Groups site its very interesting
                        Thanks for your assistance

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                        • TwinOtter23
                          NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                          • Jan 2006
                          • 7761

                          #13
                          Back in October I participated in Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire’s (AHL) Cold War Tour and I learnt a lot about Bloodhound Operations in the county. One of the speakers / guides was Bill Taylor and he provided some great background information about each Bloodhound era.

                          The tour included a visit to Dunholme Lodge, when some of the Fire Control Buildings are still in existence. The tour also took in parts of Faldingworth and certainly where we visited there was no Bloodhound in evidence (I know this was referenced in the other thread) – whether there is anything located in the ‘other’ part of Faldingworth that you’re not supposed to talk about I’m not sure?

                          The ‘Bloodhound Radar Cabins’ at Newark also featured in the AHL Cold War Focus Day and again I gained some fresh insight into their functionality and importance; quite a fascinating subject!

                          I almost forgot – there is a good Bloodhound restoration project currently underway at the Thorpe Camp museum, which I was able to photograph back in the summer.
                          Last edited by TwinOtter23; 27th December 2012, 10:09. Reason: Another thought!
                          Find out what's happening at newarkairmuseum.org
                          Please help move Chinook ZA717 to Newark Air Museum

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                          • Daniel
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Sep 2009
                            • 947

                            #14
                            I recall been told the RAAF introduced the Bloodhound to ward off the Russian/Indonesian intrusions into northern Australia via Tu-95 Bears or something in the early 1960s... the CAC Sabre jets couldnt reach the bombers...

                            The Bloodhounds seemed to work like magic .......alongside the Mirage.....
                            as the Russians didnt fly as often all across northern Australia afterwards.....

                            The Bloodhound defended Australia for many years serving along side its personnel in secrecy and silence effectively....

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                            • Daniel
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Sep 2009
                              • 947

                              #15
                              Just been updated tonight.

                              My mate's Bloodhound missile has been sold to a Australian museum and will be on display next year.

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                              • airfield
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Feb 2011
                                • 88

                                #16
                                Bloodhound missile survivors

                                Faldingworth does a have a couple of Bloodhound,one was evident on Google earth a few years ago. Its on the part of the airfield operated by Faldingworth defence Ltd and now possibly underground in one of the very large deep storage bunkers. It was very evident in the background on local TV when the villagers were complaining about the underground explosions there a few years ago.
                                If you go On Google Earth now you will not find it but there is a tail less Lynx helicopter in its place

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                                • TwinOtter23
                                  NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                                  • Jan 2006
                                  • 7761

                                  #17
                                  .. watch out for those blacked out Range Rovers!!
                                  Find out what's happening at newarkairmuseum.org
                                  Please help move Chinook ZA717 to Newark Air Museum

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                                  • airfield
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Feb 2011
                                    • 88

                                    #18
                                    Its not the Range Rovers, its the occupants you worry about, if confronted just ask them " is it worth it for the basic minimum wage" They soon clear off

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                                    • g-anyb
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jul 2009
                                      • 133

                                      #19
                                      There's one pointing skyward at RAAF Point Cook right now....
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                                      • airfield
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Feb 2011
                                        • 88

                                        #20
                                        There is another one a bit nearer home but its missing a few bits namely the four booster rockets and tail fins, any ideas out there where these may be sourced?

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