Air International 2018-10
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A Meteor test vehicle immediately after launch from a Typhoon on September 9, 2015.
This sequence of frames shows how a Brimstone test article's rocket motor plume changes between ignition and flyaway.
Typhoon FGR4 ZJ938 (BS031) is used by BAE Systems as a test aircraft for weapon integration with the fleet code IPA 6. The jet is seen at Warton in January 2016 loaded with a Meteor missile on station 7. Eurofighter Instrumented Production Aircraft 2 is in the back ground loaded with a Storm Shadow test article. Both jets are loaded with pods housing high-speed cameras and telemetry instrumentation used to record weapon separation events.
Brimstone test vehicles on a launcher loaded on station 11 of Typhoon FGR4 ZJ938 during a weapon integration test flight from Warton.
This sequence of frames shows two Brimstone test articles during a simultaneous release from the launcher carried on station 11 of Typhoon FGR4 ZJ938.
This sequence of frames shows a Brimstone test article during release from station 11 of a Typhoon; note how the missile climbs in its initial flyaway trajectory.
This is the most colourful Storm Shadow missile we are ever likely to see; it’s a test vehicle rather than an operational missile. The yellow section of the missile's fuselage is painted yellow and contains black tracking marks which are used is separation and launch testing.
A flight-test engineer uses a wireless Leica T-Probe on a Storm Shadow test article during flight preparation testing.
This sequence of frames shows a Storm Shadow test article during release from station 10 of a Typhoon test aircraft. Note the extension of the aft ventral fins, and that the missile’s wings remain folded while the missile falls clear of the launch aircraft.
Typhoon FGR4 ZJ938 (BS031) is used by BAE Systems as a test aircraft for weapon integration with the fleet code IPA 6. The jet is seen at Warton in January 2016 loaded with a Meteor missile on station 7. Eurofighter Instrumented Production Aircraft 2 is in the back ground loaded with a Storm Shadow test article. Both jets are loaded with pods housing high-speed cameras and telemetry instrumentation used to record weapon separation events.
Eurofighter IPA2 loaded with a Storm Shadow test article takes off from Warton for the first release of a Storm Shadow conventionally armed stand-off missile on November 19, 2015.