The RB71 is a medium range radar guided air-to-air missile, most effective at ranges from 1,200 and 3,000 m (at sea level).
The RB71 is the Swedish Air Force adaptation of the British Skyflash air-to-air missile, which itself is derived from the American AIM-7E-2 Sparrow. This means the RB71 has performance very similar to those missiles with a lock range of 30 km, a launch range of 50 km, maximum speed of 4.0 Mach, and a maximum overload of 25 G. Unlike lighter missiles (like the R-60), this missile is heavier with a weight of 193 kg, but with that comes a heavier warhead (11.52 kg of TNT equivalent) which can ensure it downs an enemy in a single-shot most of the time.
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