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AA-5 Ash

Country of Origin: Russia


The AA-5 Ash (Russian: R-4) medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM), in both infrared (IR) and semi-active radar (SAR) homing versions, was the principal armament of the Tu-28P Fiddler air defense fighter. It may also have armed the MiG-25 Foxbat at one time.

The missile had a cylindrical body with cruciform large delta wings along its middle third indexed in line with the smaller trapezoidal rear control surfaces. The infrared seeker nose was blunter than the synthetic aperture...

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