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This page is about the semi-active radar homing missile R-27ER. For other versions, see R-27R and R-27T.


The R-27ER is a Soviet Semi-Active Radar Homing (SARH) missile first introduced in Update "Apex Predators".

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Missile characteristics
Mass 350 kg
Guidance SARH+IOG+DL
Signal CW
Lock range 25 km
Launch range 100 km
Maximum speed 5.8 M
Maximum overload 35 G
Missile guidance time 60 secs
Explosive mass 24 kg TNTeq

Effective damage

The high-explosive mass usually destroys any aircraft if hit directly. It is hard to dodge as well, since it is very fast, thus the target has very little time to react.

Comparison with analogues

The R-27ER is considered to be the single best SARH missile in the game. It is incredibly fast especially at higher altitudes and maneuvers really well. The closest SARH equivalent to this missile are AIM-7F/M Sparrows, and this missile outclasses them in pretty much every way. Its practical range is almost comparable to the AIM-54 Phoenix while being much harder to evade.

Thanks to it being much faster than its counterparts, it is possible to win a missile joust against an enemy AIM-7/Super-530 type of missiles even when fired later than them.

Usage in battles

Since the missile is a long-range BVR weapon, it is best used in a range of 20-50 km. Before firing the missile off, the player should also climb to a higher altitude than the target and exceed Mach 1, as this will provide the missile more speed when being fired.

It is also recommended to take high probability of kill (pk) shots with this missile since all aircraft currently capable of carrying the R-27ER can only carry two missiles at a time.

Pros and cons


  • Incredibly fast
  • Ability to relock a target after firing and losing lock while maneuvering accordingly when the lock is lost
  • Very maneuverable
  • Large explosive mass
  • Very long range especially when fired up at high altitudes


  • Requires carrier aircraft to guide it in all the way to impact, giving stable lock tone to the target
  • The radars its attached to aren't exactly the best in terms of pure power
  • May have a hard time tracking at close ranges since its too fast


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See also

Related development

External links

AAM  AIM-54A Phoenix · AIM-54C Phoenix · ATAS (AIM-92)
Sparrow  AIM-7C · AIM-7D · AIM-7E · AIM-7E-2 · AIM-7F · AIM-7M
Sidewinder  AIM-9B · AIM-9C · AIM-9D · AIM-9E · AIM-9G · AIM-9H · AIM-9J · AIM-9L · AIM-9P
AGM  AGM-22 · APKWS II (M151) · APKWS II (M282) · BGM-71D TOW-2
Bullpup  AGM-12B Bullpup · AGM-12C Bullpup
Hellfire  AGM-114B Hellfire · AGM-114K Hellfire II
Maverick  AGM-65A · AGM-65B · AGM-65D
SAM  FIM-92 Stinger · MIM146
Naval SAM  RIM-24A
AAM  AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder · Flz Lwf 63/80 · R-27ER1 · R-27R1 · R-27T1 · R-60MK
AGM  Flz Lwf LB 82 · HOT-1 · HOT-2 TOW · HOT-3 · PARS 3 LR
AShM  AS.34 Kormoran
SAM  Roland
AAM  9M39 Igla · R-3R · R-3S · R-13M1 · R-23R · R-23T · R-24R · R-24T · R-27ER · R-27R · R-27T · R-60 · R-60M · R-73
AGM  9K127 Vikhr · 9M17M Falanga · 9M120 Ataka · 9M120-1 Ataka
  Kh-23M · Kh-25 · Kh-25ML · Kh-29L · Kh-29T · Kh-66 · S-25L
ATGM  3M7 · 9M14 · 9M113 Konkurs · 9M114 Shturm · 9M123 Khrizantema · 9M133 · 9M133FM3 · 9M133M-2
SAM  95Ya6 · 9M311 · 9M311-1M · 9M331 · 9M37M
Naval SAM  Volna-M
AAM  Fireflash · Firestreak · Red Top · Skyflash · Skyflash SuperTEMP · SRAAM
AGM  ZT-6 Mokopa
ATGM  BAe Swingfire · MILAN · MILAN 2 · ZT3
SAM  Starstreak
ATGM  Type 64 MAT · Type 79 Jyu-MAT
SAM  Type 91
AAM  PL-2 · PL-5B · PL-7 · PL-8 · TY-90
AGM  AKD-9 · AKD-10 · Blue Arrow 9 · HJ-8A · HJ-8C · HJ-8E · HJ-8H
ATGM  302 · HJ-73 · HJ-73E · HJ-9 · QN201DD · QN502CDD
AAM  Aspide-1A
Naval AShM  Nettuno
SAM  Mistral SATCP
AAM  AA-20 Nord · Matra R511 · Matra R530 · Matra R530E · Matra Super 530D · Matra Super 530F · Matra R550 Magic 1 · Matra R550 Magic 2 · Mistral
AGM  9M14-2 Malyutka-2 · AS-20 Nord · AS-30 Nord · AS-30L Nord · HOT-1 · HOT-2 TOW · HOT-3
SAM  Roland · VT1
AAM  RB24 · RB24J · RB71 · RB 74
AGM  Rb05A · RB 53 Bantam · RB 55B Heli TOW · RB 55C Heli TOW · RB 75
ATGM  Rbs 55 · Rbs 56
SAM  Rbs 70
AAM  Shafrir · Shafrir 2 · Python 3
ATGM  Spike-MR
  AAM = Air-to-Air Missile   AGM = Air-to-Ground Missile   AShM = Anti-Ship Missile   ATGM = Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Ground mounts)   SAM = Surface-to-Air Missile