Figure 3-6.AIM-7F/M Sparrow missile.
REVIEW NUMBER 2 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q8.
Guidance, control, armament, and propulsion are the major sections of guided
The guidance section is considered the brains of the missile.
The three types of homing systems are active, semiactive, and passive homing.
If a missile gets its target illumination from the launching aircraft, it as semiactive
The armament section consists of the payload, fuzing, safety and arming (S&A)
devices, and target-detecting devices (TDDs).
Safety and arming devices maintain the explosive train of a fuzing system in a safe
condition until the acceleration requirement is met after launch.
The two types of propulsion used with guided missiles are atmospheric (air
breathing) jet and thermal jet.
The atmosphere jet depends on the atmosphere to supply the oxygen for proper
fuel burning, and the thermal jet contains its own supply of oxygen and is
independent from the atmosphere.