View Full Version : ROC Maroon Launcher and FSM simulator

12-11-2009, 06:25 PM
Well here is 2 rare items of kit for the post I recieved today:thumb

The first, a Maroon Launcher, some info on them off the UKWMO site (http://www.ringbell.co.uk/ukwmo/index.htm)

If a Fallout Warning is issued from Group HQ either directly via the TeleTalk or relayed via the Carrier Control Point and Carrier Receiver. Failing notification of an imminent risk of fallout the Post would sound the Fallout Warning should the local external radiation reach a predetermined level. The fallout warning would be given by a pyrotechnic maroon.

In this picture there is Police officer preparing to give a fallout warning, the maroon is held in place with sandbags and operated remotely with a battery. Once triggered it sends up three maroons spaced a few seconds apart.


A policeman setting up a Maroon Launcher

Some info on the Simulator:

This unit connected to the PDRM-82F in the place of the probe unit.

It was used to simulate radiation readings during an exercise.

Powered by 4 "C" Cell batteries.

On its own the unit will do nothing, to make it work you need the EPROM module (luckily ours was found to be inside:D) and the PDRM-82F.

Now some pictures:


The one for Middleton Stoney ROC:D


It's a Mark.1


Controls ( This launcher is the same as the one the copper is using by the looks of it;))


Next the FSM simulator:w00t


Sticker on back and plug were you connect the PDRM

If anyone wants some more pictures of these then please PM me.
Both these items will of course be on display at Middleton Stoney ROC post on open days:thumb

12-11-2009, 06:45 PM
Now that is something I haven't seen before.

12-11-2009, 07:44 PM
Like the launcher= I would feel the need to make it fire something.

:D A man after my own heart!

Good stuff though, and a rare find :thumb

12-11-2009, 08:19 PM
Now try and find the EEPROMS for the simuator, now thats a challenge! We had some but Ernie stupidly gave them away.

12-11-2009, 09:01 PM
^^ He would probably wire mains to it using 2mm cable lol

12-11-2009, 09:19 PM
:D A man after my own heart!

You've seen this already. It's like a little instruction manual for you and Bryag! :panic:panic


12-11-2009, 10:08 PM
eBay bargain

13-11-2009, 12:35 AM
Nice one Guy's - a couple of really rare bits of kit there!

13-11-2009, 07:33 PM
That is sweet,All you need are a few model rocket motors which are fired by 12volts and it's playtime:snigger

13-11-2009, 11:23 PM
What sort of height did these maroons normally reach?

Usually about 300 feet I think:confused: