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Blue Steel



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Blue Steel
British air-to-surface missile.

Standard warhead: 450 kg (990 lb). Maximum range: 320 km (190 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 1,000 KT. Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Maximum speed: 2,260 kph (1,400 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1962. Total Number Built: 100.

Status: Retired.
Gross mass: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb).
Payload: 450 kg (990 lb).
Height: 10.63 m (34.87 ft).
Diameter: 1.73 m (5.67 ft).
Span: 3.93 m (12.89 ft).

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See also
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

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