|This page is about the semi-active radar homing missile R-27R. For other versions, see R-27ER and R-27T.|
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Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Lock range||25 km|
|Launch range||55 km|
|Maximum speed||3.5 M|
|Maximum overload||35 G|
|Missile guidance time||60 secs|
|Explosive mass||24 kg TNTeq|
The R-27R is equipped with a very powerful 24 kg TNT warhead, which will almost always destroy any aircraft if hit directly.
Comparison with analogues
The R-27R is a very powerful and reliable SARH missile. It is very fast and has great manoeuvrability - comparable to the AIM-7F - which makes the missile very hard to dodge. But still, it is less powerful and slower then the R-27ER, and the American counterparts AIM-7F and AIM-7M.
Usage in battles
The R-27R is best suited for high-altitude, long-range engagements and can be launched from over 20 km. Before firing the missile off, the player should climb to a higher altitude than the target and exceed Mach 1, as this will provide the missile more speed when being fired. But since the missile is slower than most of its counterparts, it is not advisable to use it in a head-on when engaging a MiG-29, F-16, or F-14.
Pros and cons
- Very fast
- Large warhead
- Very manoeuvrable
- Long range
- Slower than most counterparts
- You need to keep a radar lock on the target until the missile hits, since it's not fire-and-forget
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