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<div class="ttx-title">AIM-9B Sidewinder</div>
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  <div class="ttx-table-line ttx-table-head">Information</div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">Infrared Homing Missile</span><span class="ttx-name">Type</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">USA [[File:USA_flag.png]]</span><span class="ttx-name">Country of Origin</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line ttx-table-head">General Characteristics</div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">No</span><span class="ttx-name">All-aspect</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">800 m/s</span><span class="ttx-name">Maximum Speed</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">6 G</span><span class="ttx-name">Maximum Overload</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">20 Seconds</span><span class="ttx-name">{{Annotation|Max flight time|Maximum time the missile can be in flight before it self-destructs}}</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">12,000 m</span><span class="ttx-name">{{Annotation|Max flight distance|Maximum distance missile can travel before it self-destructs (Note: this is not equal to the distance between you and the your target)}}</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">< 3,000 m</span><span class="ttx-name">{{Annotation|Recommended max range|The maximum recommended range between you and your target when you fire the missile}}</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line ttx-table-head">IR Seeker</div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">4,000 m</span><span class="ttx-name">Max lock range in rear-aspect</span></div>
  <!--<div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value"> N/A </span><span class="ttx-name">Max lock range in all-aspect</span></div>-->
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">4 seconds</span><span class="ttx-name">{{Annotation|Power up time|Time taken for seeker to power up after it is turned on}}</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">15 Seconds</span><span class="ttx-name">{{Annotation|Max acquisition time|Maximum time seeker can be powered on for before it shuts down}}</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">4°</span><span class="ttx-name">{{Annotation|Seeker FoV|Field of View of the seeker (how big the lock on circle is)}}</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">No</span><span class="ttx-name">Uncaged seeker</span></div>
  <!--<div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">???</span><span class="ttx-name">{{Annotation|Uncaged Lock FoV|Field of View once seeker is uncaged (how big the outer circle is)}}</span></div>-->
  <div class="ttx-table-line ttx-table-head">Warhead</div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">4.5 kg</span><span class="ttx-name">Explosive mass</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">TNT</span><span class="ttx-name">Explosive type</span></div>
  <!--<div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">{{TNTequiv|mass=??? |type=??? }} kg</span><span class="ttx-name">TNT Equivalent</span></div>-->
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">5 m</span><span class="ttx-name">Proximity fuse range</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line ttx-table-head">Specifications</div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">70 kg</span><span class="ttx-name">Missile mass</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">2,830 mm</span><span class="ttx-name">Length</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">127 mm</span><span class="ttx-name">Diameter</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">Fins</span><span class="ttx-name">Steering system</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line ttx-table-head">Production History</div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">Naval Weapons Center - China Lake</span><span class="ttx-name">Designer</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">Full Production</span><span class="ttx-name">Production Status</span></div>
  <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">1956 - 1962</span><span class="ttx-name">Produced</span></div>
== Description ==
== Description ==
''Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.''
''Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.''

Revision as of 05:04, 14 November 2019

AIM-9B Sidewinder
Infrared Homing MissileType
USA USA flag.pngCountry of Origin
General Characteristics
800 m/sMaximum Speed
6 GMaximum Overload
20 SecondsMax flight time
12,000 mMax flight distance
< 3,000 mRecommended max range
IR Seeker
4,000 mMax lock range in rear-aspect
4 secondsPower up time
15 SecondsMax acquisition time
Seeker FoV
NoUncaged seeker
4.5 kgExplosive mass
TNTExplosive type
5 mProximity fuse range
70 kgMissile mass
2,830 mmLength
127 mmDiameter
FinsSteering system
Production History
Naval Weapons Center - China LakeDesigner
Full ProductionProduction Status
1956 - 1962Produced


Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Jet fighters 
USA  F9F-8 · FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232 · F-100D · F-4C Phantom II
Germany  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · CL-13B Mk.6
Japan  F-86F-40 ▅ · F-86F-40 JASDF▅ · T-2
Italy  ▄F-86K · G.91 R/4 · G.91 YS
France  ▄F-86K · Super Mystere B2

General info

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Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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  • Effective at killing low energy targets
  • Decent effective range


  • Narrow firing circle
  • Poor missile tracking, with only 6G overload


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />.


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See also

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  • reference to the article about the variant of the weapon;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the weapon;
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AAM  AIM-9B Sidewinder · AIM-9D Sidewinder · AIM-9E Sidewinder · AIM-9G Sidewinder · AIM-9J Sidewinder · AIM-9L Sidewinder · AIM-92 Stinger
AGM  AGM-12B Bullpup · AGM-12C Bullpup · AGM-22 · AGM-114B Hellfire · AGM-114K Hellfire II · BGM-71 TOW · BGM-71 TOW-2
AAM  AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder
AGM  HOT-1 · HOT-2 TOW · HOT-3 · PARS 3 LR
SAM  Roland
AAM  9M39 Igla · R-3S · R-13M · R-60 · R-60M
AGM  9K127 Vikhr · 9M17M Falanga · 9M17P Falanga-PV · 9M120 Ataka · 9M120M Ataka
ATGM  3M7 · 9M14 · 9M113 Konkurs · 9M114 Shturm · 9M123 · 9M133
SAM  9M311
AAM  Fireflash · Firestreak · Red Top · SRAAM
ATGM  BAe Swingfire · MILAN · MILAN 2
SAM  Starstreak
ATGM  Type 64 MAT · Type 79
SAM  Type 91
SAM  Mistral SATCP
AAM  AA-20 Nord · 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
SAM  Roland
AAM  RB24 · RB24J
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