RB71

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Description

The RB71 missile (scale is approximate)


The RB71 is a Swedish semi-active radar-homing air-to-air missile. It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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. 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).

Missile characteristics
Mass 193 kg
Guidance SARH
Signal CW
Lock range 30 km
Launch range 50 km
Maximum speed 4 M
Maximum overload 25 G
Missile guidance time 40 secs
Explosive mass 11.52 kg TNTeq

Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

The RB71 is much more agile than the AIM-7F, R-23R/-24R, and several other SARHs. This allows for flanking shots as well as up-close reaction shots. The RB71 has a shorter maximum range than the AIM-7F and AIM-54, meaning certain aircraft might get successful locks and launches.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High manoeuvrability lets the user pull off shots at closer range than the competition
  • Very good resistance against ground clutter combined with the excellent radar of the JA37C lets you use the missile at any altitude
  • Generally quite resistant against countermeasures

Cons:

  • Shorter range than some of its adversaries.
  • Its only platform allows for a maximum load of 2 x RB71

History

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See also

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Missiles
USA 
AAM  AIM-7C Sparrow · AIM-7D Sparrow · AIM-7E Sparrow · AIM-7E-2 Sparrow · AIM-7F Sparrow
  AIM-9B Sidewinder · AIM-9C Sidewinder · AIM-9D Sidewinder · AIM-9E Sidewinder · AIM-9G Sidewinder · AIM-9H Sidewinder · AIM-9J Sidewinder · AIM-9L Sidewinder · AIM-9P Sidewinder
  AIM-54A Phoenix
  ATAS (AIM-92)
AGM  AGM-12B Bullpup · AGM-12C Bullpup · AGM-22 · AGM-65A · AGM-65B · AGM-65D · AGM-114B Hellfire · AGM-114K Hellfire II · BGM-71D TOW-2
ATGM  BGM-71 TOW · BGM-71A TOW · BGM-71B TOW · BGM-71C I-TOW
SAM  FIM-92 Stinger · MIM146
Germany 
AAM  AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder · R-60MK
AGM  HOT-1 · HOT-2 TOW · HOT-3 · PARS 3 LR
ATGM  HOT-K3S
SAM  Roland
USSR 
AAM  9M39 Igla · R-3R · R-3S · R-13M1 · R-23R · R-23T · R-24R · R-24T · R-60 · R-60M
AGM  9K127 Vikhr · 9M17M Falanga · 9M17P Falanga-PV · 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  9M311 · 9M311-1M
Britain 
AAM  Fireflash · Firestreak · Red Top · Skyflash · SRAAM
ATGM  BAe Swingfire · MILAN · MILAN 2 · ZT3
SAM  Starstreak
Japan 
ATGM  Type 64 MAT · Type 79 Jyu-MAT
SAM  Type 91
China 
AAM  PL-2 · PL-5B · TY-90
AGM  Blue Arrow 9 · AKD-9
ATGM  302 · HJ-73 · HJ-73E · HJ-9
SAM  HN-6
Italy 
AAM  Aspide-1A
SAM  Mistral SATCP
France 
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
ATGM  HOT · SS.11
SAM  Roland · VT1
Sweden 
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
Israel 
AAM  Shafrir · Shafrir 2
  AAM = Air-to-Air Missile   AGM = Air-to-Ground Missile   ATGM = Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Ground mounts)   SAM = Surface-to-Air Missile