F-14 and F/A-18 aircraft. The AIM-120 is an AUR that
consists of a guidance section, armament section,
propulsion section, and control section.
The guidance section consist of a radome, seeker
components, electronics unit, inertial reference unit,
target detection device, batteries, power converter, and
related harnesses and hardware.
The armament section includes a WDU-33/b
fragmenting warhead, Mk-44 booster, and a FZU-49/B
safe and arm fuze (SAF).
The propulsion section consists of a dual-thrust,
solid-propellant, low-smoke, rocket motor, a blast tube
and exit cone, and an arm/fire device (AFD).
The control section includes four independently
controlled electromechanical actuators, four thermal
batteries, a data link assembly, and associated hardware.
The control surfaces are locked in position by gas
pressure-operated mechanical locks during ground
handling and captive carry. During launch, a
pyrotechnic gas generator creates enough gas pressure
to unlock the control surfaces.
REVIEW NUMBER 3
Q1. Within the radome of the Sparrow III missile,
what feature receives and interprets the radar
energy reflected from the target?
What part of the Sparrow III missile provides
control signals and mechanical energy to move
external control surfaces that guide the missile?
To what part of the Sparrow missile is the DRTM
Name the aircraft from which the Harpoon
guided missile is launched.
The Harpoon missile is less susceptible to radar
List the sections of the Harpoon missile.
Sidewinder missiles are equipped with
_________ target detection.
List the five mjor components of the Sidewinder
By what means is the S&A device aligned?
What feature of the Sidewinder missile provides
aerodynamic lift and stability during flight?
The tactical AIM-54C Phoenix (fig. 3-11) is an
air-launched, air-to-air guided missile that employs
active, semiactive, and passive homing capabilities.
The AIM-54C is used as a long-range, air-intercept
missile launched from the F-14 aircraft. It is equipped
with the AWG-9 Airborne Missile Control System
Figure 3-11.AIM-54 Phoenix guided missile (typical).