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SIDEWINDER [1 record]

Record 1 2003-10-15


Subject field(s)
  • Missiles and Rockets

A Navy air-to-air missile having infrared homing guidance and a speed of over Mach 2.


When launched from an airplane, the missile seeks and hits an enemy bomber or fighter target by homing on the heat emitted by the target.


  • Missiles et roquettes

Missile tactique air-air bénéficiant d'un autodirecteur infrarouge capable de détecter la source chaude émise par l'avion adverse.


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