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R-40RD1/R-40TD1 Acrid missiles

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Any (more) info about these missiles, except they have a 80kg warhead and that they entered service in 1985 with MIG-31s ? I surfed the net with no luck searching some info or pictures.

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I searched with the IE, I forgot about it LOL, I was using just the Firefox with Google service, but I could find info only about R-40RD1 Acrid with no reliable  data, on one website it says it has an 148,2km max range, on oher it says it has 80km max. Big difference between 148 and 80. Nothing about R-40TD1 the IR counterpart yet.

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4 minutes ago, UllyB said:

I searched with the IE, I forgot about it LOL, I was using just the Firefox with Google service, but I could find info only about R-40RD1 Acrid with no reliable  data, on one website it says it has an 148,2km max range, on oher it says it has 80km max. Big difference between 148 and 80. Nothing about R-40TD1 the IR counterpart yet.

https://db0nus869y26v.cloudfront.net/en/R-40_(missile)

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What about Yefrim Gordon's book? He's pretty much the definitive expert on all Soviet stuff

"Soviet/Russian Aircraft Weapons Since WWII"

do a search for it, read it, and report your findings

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On 8/1/2020 at 1:00 AM, Wrench said:

What about Yefrim Gordon's book? He's pretty much the definitive expert on all Soviet stuff

"Soviet/Russian Aircraft Weapons Since WWII"

do a search for it, read it, and report your findings

Yes Sir, I will.

UPDATE

I looked for the YG' book. I can't find it in PDF format, but it looks that it existed once from what I have seen...I found it on Amazon but is 414USD LOL

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except for fuse, there is not much of a difference between earlier models. RD1 and TD1 were introduced in 1983.  R-40RD1/TD-1 was equipped with  'radio - optical' fuse. Not sure if this is the correct translation, but that how it is in Russian language.  

Doubt that warhead was heavier. I believe it was still the same as RD / TD. And that is stated in one of my books. 55kg. different fuse - 'Bekas'.  

one of the better sources for Russian info was website ракетная техника or something like this. Do not remember the web address now.  Of course, it is in Russian. But plenty of good info. 

 

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and Russian magazines are quite very informative. A lot of technical info, drawings - a very professional approach to topic.  poping up in ebay quite often. 

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I read that the missile were introduced after hundreds of tests with MIG-29 just  in 1988, but, of course I didn't find a second source to confirm it so I don't know what is true and what is not.

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