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Sea Skua

This Air-to-Surface Missile uses a semi-active radar homing guidance system and its first application was aboard the Lynx helicopter using the Ferranti Seaspray radar illuminator. The Lynx can carry...

Seersucker

This Seersucker missile was recovered from Umm Qasar in Southern Iraq by RAF officers after the Gulf War. A missile of this type was fired at Royal Navy ships during the conflict. It was intercepted...

Short Brothers Belfast

Belfast aircraft were the first British aircraft designed to meet the RAF’s need for long-range transport, and were the world’s first military cargo aircraft with a fully automatic landing system.Broadly...

Sidewinder

Ford-Raytheon AIM-9 Sidewinder A short-range passive Infra-Red homing heat-seeking air-to-air missile carried offensively and for self-defence. Named after the Sidewinder snake, which also detects its...

Skory Class

Country: Soviet UnionOne of the first all new post Second World War Soviet destroyer designs. These all-gun 'Skoryy' Class destroyers were first laid down in 1948/1949 and the first example was launched...

Skybolt

In 1958 several US contractors demonstrated to the USAF that large ballistic vehicles could be launched from strategic bombers at high altitude. The contractors argued that this alternative means of ballistic...

Spruance Class

Country: United StatesIn the late 1960s the US Navy wanted a replacement anti-submarine and carrier battle group escort destroyer. The resulting new design was the first US Navy warship to have gas...

SRAAM

As a result of the Vietnam War, which highlighted the need for positive visual identification of targets before missile launch, a new need for a Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) was created. Technology...

Sturgeon Class

Nationality: United StatesThe Sturgeon Class is essentially and an enlarged and improved Thresher/Permit Class boat with additional noise dampening features. This class of large nuclear powered attack...

Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

When the renowned Ilyushin Shturmovik ground attack aircraft was retired in 1956, the Soviet Air Force relied on conventional jet fighters to provide close air support for its ground forces.  Interest...
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