Matra Super 530F
|This page is about the French air-to-air missile Matra Super 530F. For the other version, see Matra Super 530D.|
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Lock range||25 km|
|Launch range||40 km|
|Maximum speed||4.5 M|
|Maximum overload||20 G|
|Missile guidance time||60 secs|
|Explosive mass||10.37 kg TNTeq|
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Comparison with analogues
- Matra Super 530D - Successor to this variant, featuring CW signal, and better performance.
Usage in battles
The 530F missile's purpose is to intercept high-altitude targets or for head-on attacks. Unfortunately, because the missile uses Pulse signal, the missile will always track any type of chaff that will be deployed. Combined with it being a SARH missile, it can be tricky to sneak up on targets. The best way to use this missile is to target aircraft that have no countermeasures, or in situations such as a head-on, launching the missile at very close range, hoping that the missile hits the target before it can react in time with its high acceleration and speed. The missile can also be used in engaging AI targets for extra points if getting both missiles off the rails are difficult against other players. Both F1C and F1CT radars are subpar and it can be tricky to use combined with the decent radars both aircraft get. The Mirage 2000C is a bit more forgiving with its better radar, but the missile will still let you down it any chaff is deployed while tracking a target.
Pros and cons
- Excellent tracking
- Great manoeuvrability
- High G overload
- High flight speed
- Will always track chaff due to its pulse signal
- Missile capabilities can be limited by radar
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