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Unread post22 Sep 2018, 07:05

Has there ever been a sidewinder variant that can be launched by ejection?
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Unread post22 Sep 2018, 10:45

danwild6 wrote:Has there ever been a sidewinder variant that can be launched by ejection?

Don't know about the 9-X but AFAIK earlier models had to be in the airstream to keep the rollerons on the tailfins spinning to keep the missile stable during launch and in flight.
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Unread post26 Sep 2018, 02:24

Look up the Chaparral ADS (MIM-72) on Wikipedia. Four heaters on a tracked vehicle launched from a dead stop. Missiles had to be modified by replacing two of the four rollerons with fixed fins.

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