AIM-120 AMRAAM Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to Air Missile) was developed fromHughes Aircraft Co.

 

AIM-120 AMRAAM © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

The AMRAAM missile was intended to replace older versions of AIM-7 Sparrow, and was introduced in 1991 with the USAF.

 

Typical AIM-120A missile guidance trajectory © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Typical AIM-120A missile guidance trajectory.

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LAUNCH-PLATFORM F-4, F-14, F-15, F-18, F-16, F-22, Tornado, Sea Harrier
DESIGNER Hughles Aircraft Co
IN SERVICE 1991
TYPE Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
POWER PLANT High-performance directed rocket motor
Thrust, kN -
DIMENSIONS  
Length, mm 3600
Diameter, mm 178
Wing span, mm 526
WEIGHT  
Weight, kg 150
Warhead weight, kg 22
Warhead type High-explosive
GUIDANCE SYSTEM INS, active radar
PERFORMANCE  
Speed, (Mach) 4
Range, km 50

 


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