Three birds one stone...
"The AIM-54 Phoenix is a radar-guided, long-range air-to-air missile (AAM), carried in clusters of up to six missiles on the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, its only operational launch platform. The Phoenix was the United States' only long-range air-to-air missile. The combination of Phoenix missile and the AN/AWG-9 guidance radar was the first aerial weapons system that could simultaneously engage multiple targets. Due to its active radar tracking, the brevity code "Fox Three" was used when firing the AIM-54.
Both the missile and the aircraft were used by Iran and the United States Navy. In US service both are now retired, the AIM-54 Phoenix in 2004 and the F-14 in 2006. They were replaced by the shorter-range AIM-120 AMRAAM, employed on the F/A-18 Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet—in its AIM-120D version, the latest version of the AMRAAM just matches the Phoenix's maximum range.
The AIM-54 is credited with 62 air-to-air kills, all scored by Iran during the long Iran–Iraq War. Following the retirement of the F-14 by the U.S. Navy, the weapon's only current operator is the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force."
Modernized Electronics for compatibility with other targeting systems. Solid Propellant rocket motor modernized with more modular replacement and maintenance ability. Extended range to 220km distance at a speed of Mach 5.5. "B" Variant equip with a 100lb warhead to extend range with more fuel capacity to 260km range.
Controls and Installing
-Select Cleaver Missile and use FireWeapons once locking on a target aircraft.
-Locate the Detacher and raise it up to the surface, remove from pylon (or keep on pylon) and attach to aircraft.
- Created On Mac
- Wingspan 2.2ft (0.7m)
- Length 13.0ft (4.0m)
- Height 3.1ft (0.9m)
- Empty Weight 308lbs (140kg)
- Loaded Weight 308lbs (140kg)
- Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 62
- Number of Parts 43
- Control Surfaces 0