Bloodhound Missile Preservation Group



The Bloodhound MKII missile system was a key part of the integrated UK air defences during the Cold War, a wholly British designed defensive weapon to counter nuclear armed, high flying bombers at long range.

Bloodhound MKII became operational with the RAF in 1964 and continued to be improved as new technology became available with its operational role continually enhanced to include the countering of low level air strikes. 

The missile system was withdrawn from RAF service in 1991, at the end of the Cold War. It is only right that such an important part of the UK's Cold War history is preserved for future generations.

Latest News

BMPG's restored Bloodhound MKII Simulator in operation.

Bloodhound MKII Missile with Radar Type 87 in the Background at Menzingen BL64 Museum, Switzerland

BMPG Open Day
The BMPG are having an Open Day at RAF Cosford on September 12th 2015, starting at 10AM. Interested in coming along? If you are please reply and I'll be in touch with further details. The Open day is an opportunity to see the progress being made on the restoration of BMPG's Bloodhound MK2 LCP and Type 86 radar. The main achievement to date being the restoration of the Bloodhound simulator. BMPG's LCP is a MK2A Ser. No. 1022 which means the LCP went through the upgrade program in the late 1980's. The upgrade installed the more powerful Argus 700 which not only digitised the displays for the Engagement Controller and Technical Supervisor but also incorporated the simulator in to the operational LCP. The restored simulator uses all the original LCP systems and RAF software.  Our Type 86 radar hasn't been forgotten and work progresses on its external preservation.

Features of the Open Day will include:
➡  The opportunity to run simulator exercises in the LCP using the original RAF software (Tame Tech. Sup. provided
➡  View some original RAF films featuring Bloodhound MKII 
➡  Meet others who served on Bloodhound MKII in the RAF or were involved in its design 
➡  Make it a double and visit the RAF Museum at Cosford as well

Email me, Peter Harry, on to register by September 3rd 2015.

You need to register so security passes can be issued.
Please do not just turn up on the day as you will not be able to gain access.

26 June Added Supporting Others under "about us"

11 Aug BMPG has acquired a T86 radar aerial transportation cage and a Bloodhound sideloader does its job!
See About Us | Achievements for more details and photographs.

12 Sept - BMPG Open Day - see below: