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Guided Anti-Submarine Missile - Government Aircraft Factory, Australia, Ikara, 1972 Object Reg. No: ST 040899

The Ikara anti-submarine missile was designed and built by the Government Aircraft Factory in Melbourne for use from warships developed from the earlier Malkara anti-tank missile. The small, winged radio-guided missile delivered a torpedo carried in the nose of the main body. It was launched by a Mattina booster rocket and sustained on a Murawa rocket motor developed by Bristol Aerojet in Britain. Ikara was fitted to the Royal Australian Navy's River and Perth Class ships and was also used by the navies of Britain, New Zealand, Chile and Brazil. It is now obsolete. The Turana guided missile target was developed from the Ikara but did not enter service.

The Museum's Ikara is serial no. P. 218 manufactured in June 1972. It was donated to the Museum by Aerospace Technologies of Australia (ASTA) in 1993.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Aerospace Technologies of Australia Pty Ltd (ASTA), 1993
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.50 m (Width), 3.35 m (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation. ERROR:height:1=l.7m Measuring Method: Maximum dimensions

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Tagged with: missiles, naval forces
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Transport Collection, Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) Nomad, Ship History - HMAS Warramunga, GAF Jindivik Target Aircraft, GAF Turana Guided Missile, The Royal Australian Navy
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Munitions
Tertiary Classification: missiles
Model Name/Number: AS-GM-IK-M4; Ikara
Issued By: Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Fishermans Bend, Victoria, Australia

Manufactured by Government Aircraft Factories for the Royal Australian Navy.
Manufacturer: Australia: Supply Department, Government Aircraft Factories (GAF), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jun 1972

Manufactured by Government Aircraft Factories for the Royal Australian Navy.

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