Tag: Royal Navy

The U.K. weapons used for the test were the AIM-132 ASRAAM short-range, infrared-guided missile and Paveway IV precision-guided bomb. The 461st Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two U.K. weapons. The weapons were released from a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B Lightning II, short takeoff/vertical landing variant, which will also be used by the U.K's Royal...
Already equipped with subsonic De Havilland Sea Vixen all weather fighters and Blackburn Buccaneer low level strike aircraft, the Eagle was chosen to test the then new supersonic Phantom Filmed aboard the HMS Eagle (R05) in 1969, the following spectacular vintage video shows McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.Mk 1s undertaking trials before entering the operational service with the Fleet Air Arm...