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Hai Ying 2G Seersucker

Serial No: n/a
Period: Post-WWII
Reference: 1997/0104/O
Museum: Cosford
Location: National Cold War Exhibition
On Display: Yes

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 and brought down by an anti-aircraft missile launched by one of the ships.

The missile is powered by a rocket motor which burns kerosene and fuming nitric acid and the warhead contains 500kg of high explosive. The missile is guided to its target by an onboard radar system. During the Gulf conflict the missiles were stored in underground bunkers and were wheeled in and out. Because the missile resembles a small aircraft this led to rumours of underground airfields.

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