Russian missiles set to go on sale in Sussex

A ground-to-air Russian missile and a Soviet-made medium-range air defence missile are among Cold War relics about to go on sale in Sussex.

Friday, 2nd March 2018, 10:36 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:50 am
1960s Russian missile which is going on sale at Summers Place, Billingshurst SUS-180103-162941001

The missiles are among items being auctioned at Summers Place, Billingshurst, on March 20. One - a six-metre long SA-6 Ramjet anti aircraft missile - was developend in the 1950s and was produced until the mid 1980s. It is expected to sell for between £2,500 - £4,000.

Also going under the hammer is a rare Soviet SA-4 Ganef missile, 878cm long, which was first unveiled during a military parade in Moscow in 1965.

The medium-range air defence missile reached speeds of up to Macch 4 and had a range of up to 34 miles. It is expected to sell for between £15,000 - £25,000.

Churchill bronze which is going on sale at Summers Place Auctions, Billingshurst SUS-180103-162929001

Another unusual piece up for grabs is a bronze bust of war-time leader Winston Churchill - recently immortalised by the Oscar-tipped actor Gary Oldman in the film Darkest Hour.

The bronze was made after a plaster cast was taken directly from the statue of Sir Winston, by Ivor Roberts-Jones, in London’s Parliament Square.

Trustees of the Ivor Ropberts-Jones estate gave permission for a limited edition of just six bronze casts to be made - the one going on sale at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst is No 3.

But the sale of the great orator may leave you choking on your words - because it’s expected to sell for between £60,000-£80,000.