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De Havilland Firestreak, passive infrared homing air-to-air missile
Code Number:
MYFV13P15_11.0360
Title:
De Havilland Firestreak, passive infrared homing air-to-air missile
In service: 1957Ð1988
Used by: United Kingdom, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
Designed: 1951
Weight: 136 kg (300 lb)
Length: 3.19 meters (10 feet 6 in)
Diameter: 0.223 meters (8.8 in)
Warhead: 22.7 kg (50 lb) annular blast fragmentation
Detonation mechanism: proximity infrared
Engine: 1x Magpie solid fuel motor
Wingspan: 0.75 meters (30 in)
Operational range: 4 miles (6.4 km)
Speed: Mach 3
Guidance system: rear-aspect infrared
Steering system: control surface
Launch platform: fixed-wing aircraft
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Image by:
Les Clark

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