|This page is about the Soviet air-to-air missile R-60MK. For other versions, see R-60 and R-60M.|
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Lock range (rear-aspect)||7.4 km|
|Lock range (all-aspect)||2 km|
|Launch range||10 km|
|Maximum speed||2.5 M|
|Maximum overload||30 G|
|Missile guidance time||25 secs|
|Explosive mass||1.35 kg TNTeq|
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
The R-60MK is a dedicated air-to-air missile used to lock onto and fire at targets where others may not be able to, thus giving it the advantage. The optimal location to use the missile is within 1.5 to 2 km behind the target. Stay above the target and only dip down when firing the missile. This allows you to have the optimal firing range with the minimum detection possibility, as most targets will only check directly around them in a 360 degree circle at their height. However, this missile is easily distracted by flares, so it is best used against jets that have little to no flares.
Pros and cons
- Higher G-Tolerance compared to the earlier R-13M1 and R-3S (30G)
- Activates and accelerates quickly from the time of launch
- Uncaged seeker makes it easier for the missile to detect a target
- All-aspect ability allows the missile to get a lock at any angle with the target
- Easily distracted by flares
- Relatively shorter range compared to other missiles such as the R-13M1, R-3R, R-23T, and the AIM family with the exception of the AIM-9B
- Extremely low explosive mass
- Low range for all-aspect ability minimizes the window of time to lock and launch the missile in a head-on engagement
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