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Country of Origin: China


The PL-21 is a long-range air-to-air missile under development for the Chinese air force. Based on technology from the PL-12 air-to-air missile, the PL-21 resembles the British Meteor ramjet-powered missile. It is said to have a larger diameter than the PL-12.

The missile features an active radar seeker in an elongated nose and an integrated ramjet/solid-rocket motor with a single belly air inlet. The intake is reportedly similar to those on the Russian R-77M-PD (NATO: AA-12...

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