AGM-114K Hellfire II
|This page is about the American air-to-ground missile AGM-114K Hellfire II. For the other version, see AGM-114B Hellfire.|
The AGM-114K Hellfire II is an American laser-guided air-to-ground missile. It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".
The AGM-114 Hellfire started testing in 1974, with the A model starting in 1982, B in 1984, and the AGM-114k Hellfire II in 1993. The first non-US Hellfire was sold to France in August 2005 to be used on the Euro Tiger ARH and the Tiger HAD in 2012. The AGM-114K Hellfire II is the US Navy version which is a copy of the AGM-114J with the addition of a SAD system, but ended up being adopted by the USAF as well as the Navy. The improvements of the AGM-114k over the J model, (which was an improvement of the F model) was lightened construction to increase the range that was lost with the F model's improved guidance system's increased weight, as well as the SAD system's own extra weight.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|AH-64||AH-64D · AH-64DJP · AH Mk.1 Apache · Saraph|
|EC-665||EC-665 Tiger HAD · Tiger HAD Block 2|
|OH-58D||OH-58D · ␗OH-58D|
|Maximum speed||475 m/s|
|Missile guidance time||45 secs|
|Firing range||8 km|
|Guaranteed launch range||8 km|
|Explosive mass||9.43 kg TNTeq|
|Armour penetration||1,200 mm|
Tandem shaped charge HEAT against ERA and composite armour protection.
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Great against all armoured targets
- High warhead explosive mass, almost reaching 10kg (9.43kg TNT eq.)
- Increased tandem warhead penetration compared to its predecessor
- Lofting and the quick motor burn time results in slow missile speeds at longer ranges
- Has a blind spot close-up due to the lofting nature of the ATGMs
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- Related development
- [United States Army - Acquisition Support Center] - Hellfire Family of Missiles
- [Military.com] - AGM-114 Hellfire