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Thread: AIM 7 F M and P questions

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    AIM 7 F M and P questions

    Hi
    Had a question about the range of the AIM7 Sparrow versions M F P
    Was the maximum range 50 km ?
    Did it vary depending on the head on or tail chase
    Or range vary depending on the altitude?

    Also how would you compare it to the early model R27R/T ?

    Thanks

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    AIM7F had aerodynamic range, at 40K feet altitude (I assume that's altitude of missile being fired) of 53 nautical miles. As far as i know, further variants retained the same motor and airframe so they should have similar range, except for P variant, which with the addition of the autopilot, may have had the added option of a somewhat lofted trajectory - enabling even longer range for slower, unaware targets.

    Of course the range depends on head or tail chase and altitude. That's the same for any missile.

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