Originally developed under the codename Blue Duck, Ikara was a successful design from Australia. Its role was to deliver a Mk 44 or 46 homing torpedo to a target area faster than a helicopter. With a range of around 11 miles Ikara enhanced the anti-submarine capabilities of small warships.
Ikara was a small rocket powered delta that was launched from a deck launcher. As the rocket approached the target area the torpedo was ejected into the sea and continued to intercept the target submarine. Ikara was deployed by the Royal, Royal Australian and Brazilian Navies.
The example shown here is on display at the Bristol Collection at Kemble Airfield.
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