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AA-11 Archer

Country of Origin: Russia


The AA-11 Archer (Russian R-73) is an infrared (IR) seeking air-to-air missile (AAM) that has become the benchmark for all IR missiles under development. It is the best short-range AAM in the Russian arsenal and has been cleared for use on a wide variety of aircraft.

The Archer is fitted with four sets of cruciform fins, all indexed in line with one another. The lead set of fins is small and mounted on a small pivot arm. The fin area is behind the pivot point. The second set has...

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