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Skyflash  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1978
Total Production: ?
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems
Parent System: Skyflash
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1978
Total Production: ?
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Description: Skyflash is a variant of US AIM-7E Sparrow missile used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) on its Tornado ADV/F3 air defense aircraft. Skyflash medium-range, air-to-air missile retains the basic characteristics of semi-active Sparrow missile. Skyflash missile was deployed by Tornado F3s during operations Desert Shield and Desert Strom in 1990-1991.

Each Tornado ADV aircraft carries four Skyflash missiles under its belly. In addition to the RAF, the Italian Air Force also procured Tornado ADVs along with the Skyflash missile. The Skyflash missile was also provided to the Swedish Air Force Saab 37 Viggen.

Skyflash Applications


Combat Aircraft Saab 37 Viggen Tornado ADV

Skyflash Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 200 millimeter (7.87 inch)
Length: 3.70 meter (146 inch)
Wingspan: 1 meter (39.4 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 45,000 meter (24.3 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 1,328 mps (4,782 kph)
Weight
Warhead: 39.5 kilogram (87 pound)
Weight: 193 kilogram (425 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United Kingdom?
YearHoldings
2004784

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