The Boeing Bomarc was the world’s first long-range surface to air missile and despite its shortcomings remain in service for a decade. It was an extremely ambitious project and is a Cold War weapon that few today are familiar with.
In this video Matt looks at the development, operation and service history of one of the earliest surface to air missiles.
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Launch & test footage from: Supersonic Guardian, Boeing film, c.1960 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIStR5LF7pw
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.