The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy in the 1950s.
Sidewinders utilize’s infrared homing for guidance. The AIM-9 is one of the oldest, least expensive, and most successful air-to-air missiles.
Weight: 188 pounds (85.3 kg)
Length: 9 feet 11 inches (3.02 m)
Diameter: 5 in (127.0 mm)
Warhead: WDU-17/B annular blast-frag
Warhead Weight: 20.8 lb (9.4 kg)
Detonation mechanism Magnetic influence (old models)
Active infrared (AIM-9L onwards)
Wingspan: 11 in (279.4 mm)
Operational range: 0.6 to 22 miles (1.0 to 35.4 km)
Speed Mach 2.5
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