Pintupi - A Blue Streak (10/15)
It soon became clear that ballistics were essential.
The missiles used liquid oxygen and kerosene propellants.
Missiles take 15 minutes to fuel.
To protect the missiles against pre-emptive strikes underground sites were developed.
The best sites for silo construction were in southern England.
Enormous economic, social, and political cost.
A test site was established at Woomera, South Australia.
The last aborigine populations were relocated.
Around 84m had been spent.
The British purchased Polaris from the Americans, carried in British-built submarines.
Everything was abandoned abruptly.