Shafrir

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Description

The Shafrir missile (scale is approximate)


The Shafrir is an Israeli Infrared homing air-to-air missile, it was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On", along with the Vautour IIA IDF/AF (the only aircraft currently equipped with it). The design of the missile was based upon that of the AIM-9B and it performs similarly to it in game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

Found in-game on the premium Vautour IIA IDF/AF, they can be used to turn the bomber into a pseudo heavy fighter/interceptor, while mounted no other secondary armament can be loaded (i.e. bombs and rockets). They are best used at the start of the game when you have more energy than the enemy who has just taken off, best used when the enemy does not know you are behind them. If you have used AIM-9Bs you will get used to these lovely missiles quickly.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Reliable at close to medium range

Cons:

  • Loses tracking easily

History

The Shafrir-1 is the oldest of the Rafael Python family. Designed to fulfil the IAF's want for a domestic air-to-air missile to reduce the reliance they had to foreign countries, the Shafrir-1 was originally intended to be mounted on French-built Mirages, but due to their performance being lacklustre for what they were expecting, development on the Shafrir-2 was started immediately. The Shafrir-2 would be the final missile in the family to be dubbed Shafrir and all further developments would be called Python. All subsequent missiles had all-aspect capabilities.

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Missiles
USA 
AAM  AIM-7C Sparrow · AIM-7D Sparrow · AIM-7E Sparrow
  AIM-9B Sidewinder · AIM-9D Sidewinder · AIM-9E Sidewinder · AIM-9G Sidewinder · AIM-9J Sidewinder · AIM-9L Sidewinder · AIM-9P Sidewinder
  AIM-92 Stinger
AGM  AGM-12B Bullpup · AGM-12C Bullpup · AGM-22 · AGM-65A · AGM-65B · 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  MIM146
Germany 
AAM  AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder
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-13M · R-23R · R-23T · R-60 · R-60M
AGM  9K127 Vikhr · 9M17M Falanga · 9M17P Falanga-PV · 9M120 Ataka · 9M120M Ataka
  Kh-23M · Kh-25 · Kh-29L · Kh-66
ATGM  3M7 · 9M14 · 9M113 Konkurs · 9M114 Shturm · 9M123 · 9M133
SAM  9M311 · 9M311-1M
Britain 
AAM  Fireflash · Firestreak · Red Top · SRAAM
ATGM  BAe Swingfire · MILAN · MILAN 2 · ZT3
SAM  Starstreak
Japan 
ATGM  Type 64 MAT · Type 79
SAM  Type 91
China 
AAM  PL-2 · PL-5B
ATGM  HJ-73 · HJ-73E
SAM  HN-6 ·
Italy 
SAM  Mistral SATCP
France 
AAM  AA-20 Nord · Matra R530 · Matra R530E · Matra R550 Magic 1 · Mistral · Shafrir
AGM  9M14-2 Malyutka-2 · AS-20 Nord · AS-30 Nord · HOT-1 · HOT-2 TOW · HOT-3
ATGM  HOT · SS.11
SAM  Roland · VT1
Sweden 
AAM  RB24 · RB24J
AGM  Rb05A
ATGM  Rbs 55 · Rbs 56
SAM  Rbs 70
  AAM = Air-to-Air Missile   AGM = Air-to-Ground Missile   ATGM = Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Ground mounts)   SAM = Surface-to-Air Missile