posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 06:30 AM
If memory serves, both hellfire and maverick missles are short and stubby right (hellfire more so than maverick)? Also, both possess small fins and
little maneuverability (again more so the hellfire than the maverick). I think the main challenge in converting ASM into AAM, aside from speed, would
be 'teaching' the missle how to interpret the movements of, and intercept, a highly evasive airborne target like a helicopter. You'd have an
easier time trying to hit, say, a cargo plane on descent or a radar bird that flies relatively slowly, but still, it's tough.