Dowty Hi-PAGG

AIM 9 Sidewinder Missile under repair and calibration.

The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a family of short-range air-to-air missiles carried on a wide range of modern tactical aircraft in the U.S. military and uses in infrared seeker to home in on the heat source of its target.

Dowty Hi-PAGG on the LAU-7 Thermal Image Launcher on F18

British Aerospace air weapons division won a contract from Dowty Fuel Systems for several hundred titanium filter housings. Made by a “unique production process” devised by Hatfield, the filter housings are made by exploiting the superplastic properties of titanium: the cylindrical pressure vessels are formed in one piece from titanium bar stock. They operate at a maximum pressure of 4,2501b/in2 (300kg/cm2) as part of Dowty’s Hi-PAGG 200 air generators. The titanium vessels are stronger, lighter, more fatigue resistant and cleaner, according to British Aerospace air weapons division at Hatfield

Photograph taken at Ultra Electronics, Hednesford

 

Hednesford, AIM 9 repair and calibration.
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
AIM 9 Sidewinder Missile Dowty Hi-PAGG on the LAU-7 Thermal Image Launcher on F18
FA-18 Hornet Jet firing a AIM 9 Sidewinder Missile Dowty Hi-PAGG on the LAU-7 Thermal Image Launcher on F18
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Hi-PAGG on the LAU-7 Thermal Image Launcher on F18
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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