Matra Super 530D
|This page is about the French air-to-air missile Matra Super 530D. For the other version, see Matra Super 530F.|
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Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Lock range||30 km|
|Launch range||40 km|
|Maximum speed||5 M|
|Maximum overload||30 G|
|Missile guidance time||60 secs|
|Explosive mass||10.37 kg TNTeq|
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
The Matra Super 530D missile is used for intercepting targets at high altitude or in head-on situations. Due to its great acceleration and speed, coupled by its high G overload, the 530D can be a tough missile to shake off. With the Mirage 2000C being the only carrier of this missile, low-altitude engagements and dogfights are no problem for both the missile and the plane. With the 530D using Continuous Wave signal, the seeker can defeat chaff and still guide to its target, if you are using the radar in regular search mode, though it is not a guarantee that it will always hit a target.
Pros and cons
- Excellent tracking
- Fast acceleration and speed
- Large warhead, capable of taking down any opponent in one hit
- Uses Continuous Wave signal, unlike its predecessor using Pulse signal
- High G load
- Heavy missile compared to its American and Russian counterpart
- Missile capability can be limited by radar
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