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AS11 air-to-surface missile

Country of Origin: France


This widely deployed French short-range attack missile could be air-launched (AS11) or ground-launched (SS11, see separate record). It was developed in the mid-1950s and remained in production until 1984. It is no longer in service.

The AS11 was a short, thick cylinder with a rounded nose, large cruciform swept mainplanes and two small nozzles at the tail.

The missile had command-to-line-of-sight (CLOS) guidance; the operator followed flares in the missile's tail and steered it...

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