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Rapier BT-55 Rocksim Design File

Comments: Rapier is a British surface-to-air missile developed for the British Army and Royal Air Force. Entering service in 1971, it eventually replaced all other anti-aircraft weapons in Army service; guns for low-altitude targets, and the English Electric Thunderbird[1] , used against longer-range and higher-altitude targets. As the expected air threat moved from medium-altitude strategic missions to low-altitude strikes, the fast reaction time and high maneuverability of the Rapier made it more formidable than either of these weapons, replacing most of them by 1977. It remains the UK's primary air-defence weapon after almost 35 years of service, and is expected to serve until 2020.

Designer: The Launch Pad Copied by Marlin Meyer August, 2008

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To use the design file above, you need a copy of Rocksim, a rocket design and simulation program.

CG: 11.2928 inches from front
CP: 14.8060 inches from front
Margin: 2.65 Overstable

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