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Also Known As: AA-10 Alamo-P
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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-27P1 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 fixed-thrust solid-fuel engine delivering a maximum range of 72 kilometers. The R-27P1 missile has been provided to the Mig-29 and Su-27 fighter aircraft.
Diameter: 0.23 meter (9.06 inch)
Length: 4.04 meter (159 inch)
Wingspan: 0.77 meter (30.3 inch)
Max Range: 72 kilometer (38.9 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (10.8 nautical mile)
Target's Min Altitude: 20 meter
Warhead: 39 kilogram (86 pound)
Weight: 248 kilogram (547 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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