Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Parent System: R-27
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: ?
Family Members: R-27EA, R-27P1, R-27R, R-27RE, R-27T and R-27TE
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Description: The R-27, also known as AA-10 Alamo by Western intelligence, is a family of medium range air-to-air missiles originally designed to fit the last generation of Soviet Air Force air defense fighter aircraft such as Mig-23, Mig-29 and Su-27 deployed in the 1980s. Their purpose is to engage a variety of airborne targets day/night in all weather conditions in the front and rear hemisphere in heavy clutter environments. It features a modular design architecture to accommodate a variety of seekers and propulsion systems for extended range. The R-27 missile variants are fitted with a proximity and target impact fuze and a 39 kg rod-type warhead. The R-27 missile family has been assigned as the Soviet counterpart to the United States AIM-7 Sparrow but the R-27 enjoys more range and more flexibility. The basic R-27 missile achieved initial operational capability in 1982 with the Soviet Air Force.

The R-27EP1 is a fire and forget, medium range, air-to-air missile with passive radar homing head intended to engage radio-emitting airborne threats in the front hemisphere only. It is powered by a dual-thrust solid-fuel engine delivering a maximum range of 110 kilometers. The R-27EP1 missile has been provided to the Mig-29 and Su-27 fighter aircraft.

R-27EP1 Applications

Combat Aircraft Su-27

R-27EP1 Specifications

Diameter: 0.26 meter (10.2 inch)
Length: 4.74 meter (187 inch)
Wingspan: 0.80 meter (31.5 inch)
Max Range: 110 kilometer (59 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (12.4 mile)
Target's Min Altitude: 20 meter
Warhead: 39 kilogram (86 pound)
Weight: 346 kilogram (763 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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