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Origin: United States of America
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Description: The AGM-65 Maverick is a tactical air-to-surface missile designed to strike a wide range of surface fixed or moving targets. Maverick can be released from safe range minimizing exposure to the enemy's air defenses. AGM-65 is a modular design weapon allowing a different combination of warhead and guidance package. Due to this the Maverick evolved from TV-guided A model to current CCD-TV-guided H/K models. Maverick was used during operation Desert Storm, in 1991, achieving 85% of success rate. All Maverick models are powered by a single Thiokol TX-481 solid-propellant rocket motor.
The Maverick missile can be fired from virtually any western aircraft fighter. It has also been integrated on helicopters. For example AH-1W Super Cobra and New Zealand's Sea Sprite helicopters. Due to its characteristics Maverick is suitable even against small ships or boats. From 1972 to date more than 65,000 Maverick missiles have been produced for the United States and 27 international customers.
The AGM-65F, used by the US Navy, features the same IR seeker installed on D and G models and the penetrator/blast fragmentation warhead employed in E/G models.
AGM-65F Maverick Applications
AGM-65F Maverick Specifications
Diameter: 300 millimeter (11.8 inch)
Length: 2.49 meter (98 inch)
Wingspan: 304 meter
Max Range: 24,000 meter (13.0 nautical mile)
Min Range: 100 meter
Warhead: 136 kilogram (300 pound)
Weight: 286 kilogram (631 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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