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AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile

Country of Origin: USA


The AGM-45 was the first built-for-purpose anti-radar missile to enter mass production in the United States. It was based, in part, on the AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile. It consists of four sections: a guidance system, the warhead, the control system and the single-stage solid-fuel rocket motor.

The missile is a long cylinder with an ogival nose, cruciform delta steerable foreplanes at mid-body and stubby tail fins.

Once radar warning receivers aboard a Shrike-carrying aircraft...

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