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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2019 8:12 p.m. PST

"HMS Glamorgan belonged to the eight vessels of the County Class, Britainīs first guided missile destroyers. The vesselsī main armament was the Seaslug anti aircraft missile. This very heavy missile was powered by a sustainer rocket engine and accelerated by four solid fuel boosters that separated after launch. It needed constant guidance by a type 901 radar, so only one target could be engaged at a time. A large latticework twin launcher dominated the shipīs quarterdeck, whilst a large part of the hull was used for missile storage and launch preparation. Any missile needed final assembly of its control surfaces and boosters prior to launch…"

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Bozkashi Jones24 Sep 2019 2:36 a.m. PST

A beautiful model of one of my favourite ships!

I had a guided tour of HMS Glamorgan (or 'Glamorous Organ', as the matelots called her!) in 1983 as part of a school trip. It was just a year after she was hit by the Exocet we were given first hand accounts of the missile strike by the sailors, who also pointed out the scaring on the deck and the little clues that couldn't be fully hidden by repair.

IIRC too, the Glamorgan was highly regarded by the infantry for her NGS.

The only thing that confuses me is why she is flying the Union Jack at her stem – this is only meant to be flown when in harbour.

Thanks for sharing Armand, and peace between our two countries matey!

Nick

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2019 11:30 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


Peace… for ever!… (smile)


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