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A-6E firing AGM-123 Skipper II

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The AGM-123 Skipper II was an attempt to produce a cost effective and simple anti-shipping weapon by the United States Navy. Basically it was a Mk83 with a Paveway II kit and on the back it was a Shrike Motor was strapped to it. Total cost was around US$10k per unit when compared to the AGM-84 Harpoon which could ring up around US$80k per unit. The AGM-123 was used in actual combat during Operation Preying Mantis when a VA-95 A-6E fired four AGM-123s into an Iranian Frigate Sahand.

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