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IR A-A missles AIM

Last post 05-26-1999, 9:53 PM by anonymous2. 3 replies.
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  •  05-26-1999, 2:54 AM 609

    IR A-A missles AIM

    *** Posted by Rapier ***
    Hi,

    Why do IR A-A missles need to be cooled? Is this something to do with aquiring the target in some way?

    Thanks just something I've alway wondered.

    Rapier
    The Anonymous account was just used to import messages from our old Forum. Anonymous posts are no longer an option ;)
  •  05-26-1999, 8:20 PM 611 in reply to 609

    Re:IR A-A missles AIM

    *** Posted by run ***
    It's a lot more sensitive when you cool it down. Cooling made it possible to go from tail acpect only to all aspect.

    Fx does something that's 25 degrees Celsius not feel especially hot to you, but if you stick your finger in a bucket of ice for 10 minutes & feel it again it would feel hot ;o)

    Run
    [Hi,

    Why do IR A-A missles need to be cooled? Is this something to do with aquiring the target in some way?

    Thanks just something I've alway wondered.

    Rapier]
    The Anonymous account was just used to import messages from our old Forum. Anonymous posts are no longer an option ;)
  •  05-26-1999, 8:38 PM 614 in reply to 611

    Re:IR A-A missles AIM

    *** Posted by Rapier ***
    Hi RUN,

    Wow! That's interesting. Is it possible for the missle to get confused in some way with other heat emmiting sources & who designed and developed the cooled heat seeker?

    Rapier

    [It's a lot more sensitive when you cool it down. Cooling made it possible to go from tail acpect only to all aspect.]
    The Anonymous account was just used to import messages from our old Forum. Anonymous posts are no longer an option ;)
  •  05-26-1999, 9:53 PM 618 in reply to 614

    Re:IR A-A missles AIM

    *** Posted by run ***
    Yes, but they are getting better and better. First generation missiles had a tendency to go for the sun and reflections.

    I don't know who designed them

    run
    [Hi RUN,

    Wow! That's interesting. Is it possible for the missle to get confused in some way with other heat emmiting sources & who designed and developed the cooled heat seeker?

    Rapier]
    The Anonymous account was just used to import messages from our old Forum. Anonymous posts are no longer an option ;)
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