Sea Cat missile

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Sea Cat is a surface to air missile system intended for use aboard small warships. It was designed by Short Brothers of Belfast for use against fast jet aircraft that were proving to be too difficult for WWII designed systems to target. Initially the missile was targeted visually, with the operator using a joystick and a pair of binoculars. Later versions featured TV and radar guidance. Seacat was fitted to virtually every significant warship class in the Royal Navy during the 1960s and 70s, and continued to be used until the widespread entry into service of the Seawolf missile.

  • Length: 1.48 m
  • Weight: 68 kg
  • Range: 3 nautical miles (6 km)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.9
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