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PL-7 air-to-air missile

Country of Origin: China


The PL-7 (Pen Lung -7, or Air Dragon-7) air-to-air missile (AAM) appears to be a Chinese copy of the R550 Magic 1 AAM.

The missile is similar in appearance to the R550 Magic, with the latter's double forward fins and rear free rotating wings. The PL-7 uses an infrared (IR) seeker to engage targets.

However, the PL-7 is only capable of tail-aspect engagements up to 1.8 mi (3.0 km). The high-explosive (HE) warhead reportedly has a lethal radius of about 33 ft (10 m).

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