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Last MGM-52 Lance missile firing Hebrides

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#1
Did we initially do all the Lance missile practice firings over in the USA to begin with? I just came across this youtube vid of last firing done at the Outer Hebrides


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#2
That looks like Launch Area 2, this is now used for targetry with Rapier being fired from LA 1 and 3.

Firings were done in Germany. The problem with Lance was the fuel system. It required a special course for class 1 ammo techs just to handle and store it.
 
#4
That looks like Launch Area 2, this is now used for targetry with Rapier being fired from LA 1 and 3.

Firings were done in Germany. The problem with Lance was the fuel system. It required a special course for class 1 ammo techs just to handle and store it.
And move it...

IRFNA as I recall. Just the thing to strap onto your rattly old Militant Mk1
 
#5
Inhibited Red Fuming Nitric Acid
 
#6
Did we initially do all the Lance missile practice firings over in the USA to begin with? I just came across this youtube vid of last firing done at the Outer Hebrides


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How I miss being out in weather like that.

Said nobody, ever.
 
#8
Not so sure of that, the inhibitor was there to prevent the nitric acid from reacting with its containers so I’m not sure it’ll dissolve a body.
 
#10
IRFNA is the oxidiser, the other propellant is fuel, I think it was UDMH, which is pretty stable.
 
#11
IRFNA is the oxidiser, the other propellant is fuel, I think it was UDMH, which is pretty stable.
UDMH = Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine

Remembered from a boyhood enthusiasm for the American space programme (I think) though I had to google it for the spelling!
 

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#13
Did we initially do all the Lance missile practice firings over in the USA to begin with? I just came across this youtube vid of last firing done at the Outer Hebrides


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That looks less like a missile launch and more like a freemasons initiation!
 

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