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AGM-123 Skipper II

Country of Origin: USA


The Skipper was a laser-guided standoff anti-ship missile originally based on existing missile and bomb components. The "body" was a standard Mk 83 1,000 lb. (454 kg) bomb (the Skipper II design was also adaptable to the Mk 82 500 lb. (227 kg) and Mk 84 2,000 lb. (907 kg) bombs). The rocket motor is derived from the AGM-45 Shrike anti-radar missile.

The Mk 83 bomb has a tapered body guidance section, pivots on the nose and cruciform fixed "cropped delta" fins. The ringed tip...

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