The R-60 is around half the weight of western heat-seeking missiles. As a result, the warhead weighs a mere 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs.), limiting its lethality. The original model, R-60T (AA-8 Aphid-A), was developed during the late 1960s and had entered production
Designed for use on fourth generation fighters such as the Mig-29 and Su-27, and now on modernised versions of the earlier MiG-series. It entered production in 1986 and is now the principal medium-range Russian air-to-air missile. The first versions to en
Originally known as the OKB-134, the R-23 was developed in the mid-1960s for use on the Russian Air Force's workhorse - the MiG-23 Flogger. The missile is broadly comparable with the American AIM-7E Sparrow, but with a lower range. It was deployed in the
Work on the R-77 began in 1982 and was considered quite significant and secret since it represented Russia's first fully multi-purpose missile for both tactical and strategic aircraft for fire-and-forget employment against everything from hovering helicop
The Magic-II is an improved version of the Magic-I missile. It entered development in the late 1970s and entered service in 1985. It has many improvements over the Magic-I, but principally it has an all-aspect engagement capability and it takes far less t
The Super 530D retains the same general aerodynamic features and internal layout as its Super 530F predecessor, with cruciform low aspect ratio wings and cruciform aft controls. However, the stainless steel body is longer to accommodate a new radome &
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