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I have added the AIM-7E series and the AIM-7F. Basic edits for AIM-120A to C-5.

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1 hour ago, Crusader said:

I have added the AIM-7E series and the AIM-7F. Basic edits for AIM-120A to C-5.

Can you share the Data?

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Im back on this mod, but its slow going atm.

Ive updated the Sparrows, new motor data, flight time, seeker data

  • AIM-7D, 1959+, first ejector-launch capable variant, proximity fuze
  • AIM-7E, 1963+, improved motor,
  • AIM-7E-2, 1969+ with "dogfight mode" for employment at shorter ranges, reduced minimum range, better fuzing
  • AIM-7E-3, improved reliability and electronics, in service 1975 and exported (Greece, Turkey etc)
  • AIM-7E-4, further modified E-3 for use with F-4J/S, F-14A
  • AIM-7E_IRAN, export variant of the 7E, F-4D/E and F-14A

To be continued..

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One year later..... :blink:

Worked on F and M Sparrows, AMRAAM, R-530, Super 530F/D.
More tweaking of the AIM-9's as well.

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Sparrow F / F / P, intentions...

  • AIM-7F, 1976+ improved with new 2-stage motor and seeker. There were several sub-variants (perhaps optional SF mod)
  • AIM-7M, 1982+ new monopulse-seeker variant
  • AIM-7M-F1, ~1984+ further upgrades to the autopilot software / ECCM
  • AIM-7M-H, 1987+ again software upgrade, better ECCM and other improvements
  • AIM-7P, 1994, USN (later export, e.g. Spain) low-altitude and ECCM improvements
  • AIM-7P-2, 1998, USN, last fielded version, low-altitude and ECCM improvements

To be continued...

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AIM-9L series

  • AIM-9L, 1978+ USAF and export, all-aspect seeker, still poor vs IR flares, SEAM-capable
  • AIM-9L-1, 1978+ USN variant of 9L
  • AIM-9L(EUR), ~1981+ Euro-Consortium produced 9L, wide NATO service
  • AIM-9L/I, ~1988 (perhaps a bit earlier) EUR Improved IRCCM, several NATO users, final version for Lw
  • AIM-9L/I-1, ~1993 (guessed, possibly later) EUR Improved again IRCCM, said to be the equivalent of US 9M-8/9 (1995), some NATO users (Italy)
  • AIM-9JULI, ~1993 upgrade for SR116 motor 9J/N/P missiles which replaces the old GCU with the 9L/I GCU
    (JULI = Juliet(series) Upgrade to Lima Improved) Known users: Spain...
  • AIM-9L Genetic, ~1984-86 (guessed) possibly UK IRCCM mod, similar to what they've done to their 9G SWIFT

To be continued...

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Early AIM-9L (think F-15A USAFE) and AIM-7F should be white not light grey- my 2 cents 😁 'mid' service USAF/ USN AIM-9L seem to still have the white rear fins but a light grey body.

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16 minutes ago, dtmdragon said:

Early AIM-9L (think F-15A USAFE) and AIM-7F should be white not light grey- my 2 cents 😁 'mid' service USAF/ USN AIM-9L seem to still have the white rear fins but a light grey body.

True; in reality a friend of mine that was an USMC armorers between the 80' and the 90' tell me that even during ODS was normal see 'Winders with some parts in white, depending as thee different components were assembled or cannibalized before loading to the jets

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