TY-90

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Description

The TY-90 (天燕-90; Sky Swallow) is a Chinese infrared homing air-to-air missile. It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

Introduced in the 1990s as product of NORINCO for surface-to-air defense, TY-90 was also designated as the first "dedicated anti-rotorcraft missile" ever invented; thanks to its overall light weight yet UFO-like trajectory, this missile gives light helicopters a chance to fight back against aircrafts which fly upon players and the last thing they would see is the trail of TY-90.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Missile characteristics
Mass 20 kg
Guidance IR
Aspect All-aspects
ECCM Yes
Lock range (rear-aspect) 6 km
Lock range (all-aspect) 6 km
Launch range 6 km
Maximum speed 2 M
Maximum overload 20 G
Missile guidance time 16 secs
Explosive mass 1.5 kg TNTeq

Effective damage

TY-90 with its 1.5 kg TNT equivalent of explosive fillers can cause blast and shrapnel damages against both aircrafts and rotorcrafts.

Comparison with analogues

FIM-92 Stinger; 9M39 Igla; Mistral - The trio of MANPADS-based helicopter AAMs, due to their nature of MANPADS, the overall locking range and overload is nowhere close to the TY-90, making them falls in short in this sector.

Starstreak- Only found of British's AH Mk.1 Apache as its AAM option, the mach 3 speed amd 7 km range of Starstreak can certainly shoot down other rotorcrafts faster; while it suffers from the lack of proximity fuse and thus requires skill players to lead the missile onto the target.

Usage in battles

Currently only available to Z-19E, TY-90 is the best friend of Z-19E: the overall overload and speed is sufficient enough to even shoot down jets at transonic speed. Depending on the heat signature and the range of target, the best acquisition range for TY-90 would be within 4 km where most aerial targets would be locked by the heat seeker; in case players didn't find the target, use the gunner sights to help searching for targets, then unleash hell upon them; players who didn't do enough maneuvers will certainly meets their miserable end of being blasted by TY-90. Making helicopters with TY-90 dubbed "a flying SPAAG".

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 20G tracking overload
  • All-aspect tracking
  • Electric Counter Counter Measures

Cons:

  • Slow speed, can be outrun by some aircraft
  • Relatively low explosive mass

History

At early 1990s, PLAGF deemed that conversion of MANPADS onto helicopters would not be sufficient for future battlefields where heat-suppression system will be commonplace, after the unknown development process, the earliest variant DY-90 appeared in the 5th Zhuhai Airshow as a ground-based SAM system; where later TY-90 was incorporated onto wheeled chassis such as WZ551 (known as Yitian 倚天) or various PLAGF HUMMEV-like vehicles. The navalized version HQ-10/FN-3000 was upgraded with the seeker from QW series MANPADS and served as the CIWS missiles for PLAN and their export vessels.

But up to present time, no records of TY-90 or DY-90 have any recorded sales.

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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)
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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
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
ATGM  HJ-73 · HJ-73E
SAM  HN-6
Italy 
AAM  Aspide-1A
SAM  Mistral SATCP
France 
AAM  AA-20 Nord · Matra R530 · Matra R530E · 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
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