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Noseprobe contains sensor devices; windspeed, gust detectors, skin temperature, &c. – the fins give stability and prevent nosedroop at supersonic speeds
Cannon firing a variety of ammunition
Battery of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles
Electronics bay
Starboard air intake
Port jet engine
Cabin pressurisation nitrogen cylinder (lox stored below electronics)
Starboard engine multi stage compressor
Combustion chamber
Main inboard fuel tank
Wingbrace housing
Starboard wing fuel tanks
Double slits in lower tail serve reheat air
Bled air from turbine used for deflector braking
Control run to tail
Reheat ring
Starboard aileron
Retro rocket for emergency braking (in place of parachute braking)
Gunsight grouping
Radio and cabin air control mounted on side of cockpit
Control panel and column
Starboard engine gauges
Flight computer
Canopy jacks

Nose probe

nose probe cutaway
Houses the hyper-sensitive instrument panel, i.e. air temperature, skin temperature, wind speeds, gust detectors, radar and radio aerials, etc. The two small stabilisers at each side are designed to give steadiness at high speeds, preventing nose dip when full throttle is applied suddenly.

Weapon systems

weapon systems cutaway
Houses the hyper-sensitive instrument panel, i.e. air temperature, skin temperature, wind speeds, gust detectors, radar and radio aerials, etc. The two small stabilisers at each side are designed to give steadiness at high speeds, preventing nose dip when full throttle is applied suddenly.

Cockpit

cockpit cutaway
Incredibly compact. Entry is by means of floor at (1), pilot is ejected into cockpit complete with seat. At (2) is a neat gunsight grouping. Box behind seat is a flight computer autopilot. All round visibility.

Tail assembly

tail section cutaway
Has an unusual design. Twin turbojet compressors (1), one each side of fuselage, serve the rear mounted ram jet (2). Bled air serves the pitch jets (3) which give control at high (supersonic) speeds in rarefied air and are also used for Cloudbase landing manoeuvres. For normal landing or reducing airspeed quickly, bled air is used as braking jets (4), whilst in case of emergency a small but powerful retro rocket (5) can be brought into play. The lower double slit supplies booster reheat warm air.

Landing manœuvre

landing procedure
This seemingly dangerous landing manoeuvre is in fact safer (given a very high degree of piloting skill) than trying to put down a (supersonic 3,000mph.) fighter on a short flight deck. It involves putting the aircraft in a stall close to a huge flap attached to Cloudbase. This reduces flying speed but momentum still carries the aircraft forward in a tail-down position till it contacts the flap whereupon clamps engage and the flap is lowered to the horizontal position. This manoeuvre has to be performed with only 1 ft. tolerance each way, so great skill is called for.

Technical specifications published originally in Captain Scarlet 1968 Annual,
later reprinted in Dutch Captain Scarlet Album

angel jet reverse plan
Reverse plan
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Side elevation
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Plan

Elevations published originally in Captain Scarlet model sheet

Angel Interceptor
Technical Specifications
name: Angel Interceptor
top speed: 4,000 m.p.h.
length: 60 ft.
engines: twin turbo-jet compressors — exact specificatnon top secret. (increased magna-boost '68).
wing span: 35 ft.
weight: 35,643 lbs.
armaments: air to air missiles; air to ground torpedo cannon; electron ray discharge cannon.
description: 'Immediate launch... Angels One, Two and Three!' — Blast off! Three slimlined super-powerful jet aircraft move from their launching ramp, streak down the Cloudbase runway to catapult into the stratosphere and soar high in the billowing cloud-drenched sea of sky. Within minutes of launch, the Angel strike-force takes up arrow-head formation to scream across the world at 3,000 mph. on another assignment. Spectrum's airborne armament, the Angel craft with their beautiful girl pilots remain on constant standby — ready for split second action at the slightest danger.
Single seater strike aircraft with a top speed of 3,000 mph. Developed from the World Army Airforce 'Viper' jet by the makers, International Engineering. The final blueprint vastly different from the original Viper, being specially adapted for Cloudbase requirements. 60 ft. long, precision engineered, the plane is incredibly compact carrying extra electronic instruments and mammoth fuel tanks essential for Spectrum operations. Having a wingspan of 35 ft. and weighing only 40,100 lbs, each aircraft costs £1,250,000 and takes 9 months to build. Clamped in a 'V' formation on Cloudbase runway and automatically released on take-off order, the Angel aircraft are ready for immediate launching.
designer: Derek Meddings