Matra R530E air-to-air missile
The Matra R530E air-to-air missile was introduced in Update "Starfighters" along with the Mirage IIIC, currently the only aircraft on which it is equipable. The Matra R530E is a powerful missile, fast, and able to track aircraft for several kilometres, allowing you to take down enemy aircraft while staying in relative safety.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
The Matre R530E missile can be difficult to adjust to after short-range missiles like the AIM-9B Sidewinder. It is designed to take down targets from longer range, even able to shoot down very hardy planes like the MiG-21SMT from more than 5 kilometres away without too much difficulty.
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Can quickly take down opponents without having to get too close
- Hard to dodge when fired strategically
- Bad in close range engagements
- Slow acceleration
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