hello! I want too know how phoenix missile act ?




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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "The AIM-54 Phoenix was a long-range radar guided air-to-air missile, carried in clusters of up to six missiles on the U.S. Navy's F-14 Tomcat, the only aircraft capable of carrying it.

    The AIM-54 was originally developed in the early 1960s for the cancelled F-111B naval variant, and based on the Eagle project for the cancelled F6D Missileer. Both were based on the idea of long range, slow cruise non-maneuvering missile carriers to counter long range bombers carrying low-flying cruise missiles. It had no use for close range air superiority."

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