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Originally posted by Daedalus3
CW do have any reasonable estimates of R-27 types in stock with the PLA?
Is there a chinese equivalent?
Originally posted by NotheRaGe
But if the pilot doesn't even know whats coming for him, he surely also doesn't know when to turn off the radar isn't it?
As for using a active radar seeker over heat seeker on a BVR missile
Eh....Hasen't the R-27AE been in Russian Service since the 1990s?
Originally posted by chinawhite
- R-27R (sometimes refered to as R-27R1 for downgraded export variants) - 50~80km SARH
The only variation will be in seeker detection capability
Originally posted by Willard856
From your Su-30MKI walkaround link, those are AA-10A missiles. Long burns have a slight step in the sustain section, which these don't, so definitely AA-10A. AA-10Cs are substantially bigger. AA-10E and F have a sharper head that houses the seeker. I'll see if I can find a picture to illustrate better.
SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) reported that 300 R-27R1/T1 air-to-air missiles were ordered by the Indian Air Force in 1995 and all 300 missiles were delivered in the same year. SIPRI reported that 1140 R-27E missiles were ordered in 1996 and 250 were delivered by 2001. SIPRI also reported that 1140 R-27R1/T1 missiles were ordered from Ukraine in 1996 and 304 were delivered by 2001. As per the annual UN conventional arms register, the Indian Government reported it had purchased 40 R-27ER1 and 36 R-27ET1 missiles in 1999 and 20 R-27ER1 and 20 R-27ET1 missiles in 2000.