Newark Air Museum’s Type 86 Radar Cabin has been undergoing and external refurbishment
and is receiving a welcome coat of paint.
This is a complete cabin that was acquired several years ago from the Royal Radar
and Signals Establishment and is believed to have carried the codename ‘Indigo Corkscrew’.
Some visitor feedback indicates that the unit was an AD-10 radar unit for the BAC
Thunderbird Mk 2 Surface to Air Missile system, and may have been built originally
for export to Libya. After the sale was cancelled the cabin became a trials unit.
Internally the unit is complete and it is occasionally opened for visiting groups
of ‘missile enthusiasts’.
Photo Credits – Howard Heeley, Down To Earth Promotions