Bloodhound Missile Preservation Group

BMPG

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The missile system was withdrawn from RAF service in 1991, at the end of the Cold War.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.

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BMPG's restored Bloodhound MKII Simulator in operation.

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

Key News

23 Nov 2016
A video on YouTube shows missile Ser No 3369 being recovered from RAF West Raynham; this missile is now the National Standard Bloodhound 2 Aerospace Bristol for display. Click  

29 Jul 2016
Our Blog goes live here.

06 Jun 2016 Four BMPG videos published on YouTube 
Click  Never seen in public before; a unique insight into this Cold War system. You can also watch them in the window below.

19 Sep 2015 We can say that we switch on, the simulator boots, and runs perfectly every time. Three years and two months after we pulled it out of the long grass and nettles by we can say we are there.

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The missile system was withdrawn from RAF service in 1991, at the end of the Cold War.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.

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