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Country of Origin: China


The PL-12 is a Chinese active homing medium-range air-to-air missile based on the Russian R-77 (AA-12 Adder). It is said to be comparable to the U.S. AIM-120A AMRAAM.

The PL-12 features four delta wings at its mid-section, four tail fins and an externally mounted wiring harness cover. Each of the rear control fins has a notch cut into its base and is cropped at an angle. This provides lower drag, increasing speed and maneuverability. Two data link antennas are m ounted near the...

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