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The '''AIM-9P Sidewinder''' is a infra-red (IR) homing missile used on a variety of aircraft. An export version of the AIM-9 Sidewinder, the AIM-9P delivers performance akin to that of the AIM-9J that allow for the AIM-9P's use as a dog-fighting missile against low-maneuvering aircraft.
  
 
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The '''AIM-9P''' Sidewinder missile was developed as a family of export missiles. Sponsored by the US Air Force, this variant was based off the [[AIM-9J Sidewinder|AIM-9J]]/N variants, though will be updated multiple times incorporating new features and improvements.<ref name="ParschAIM9"/><ref name="KoppAUSAIM9">Kopp 2014</ref>
 
The '''AIM-9P''' Sidewinder missile was developed as a family of export missiles. Sponsored by the US Air Force, this variant was based off the [[AIM-9J Sidewinder|AIM-9J]]/N variants, though will be updated multiple times incorporating new features and improvements.<ref name="ParschAIM9"/><ref name="KoppAUSAIM9">Kopp 2014</ref>
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[[File:RB24B_RB24J_RB27_RB28.jpg|right|thumb|x350px|none|A row of Swedish missile armaments for aircraft. A [[RB24J]] (Swedish designation for an AIM-9P-3) is seen second from the left.]]
  
 
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Description

The AIM-9P Sidewinder missile (scale is approximate)


The AIM-9P Sidewinder is a infra-red (IR) homing missile used on a variety of aircraft. An export version of the AIM-9 Sidewinder, the AIM-9P delivers performance akin to that of the AIM-9J that allow for the AIM-9P's use as a dog-fighting missile against low-maneuvering aircraft.

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General info

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History

When the AIM-9L Sidewinder began to be put into production in 1976 replace other Sidewinder variants as the United States' main IR missile,[1] a need was created for Sidewinders to offer to the United States' allies that did not need or were not allowed access to the newest AIM-9 Sidewinder variants and their associated features such as all-aspect locking.[2]

The AIM-9P Sidewinder missile was developed as a family of export missiles. Sponsored by the US Air Force, this variant was based off the AIM-9J/N variants, though will be updated multiple times incorporating new features and improvements.[2][3]

A row of Swedish missile armaments for aircraft. A RB24J (Swedish designation for an AIM-9P-3) is seen second from the left.
Variants of the AIM-9P
  • AIM-9P - The first version, which is an improved AIM-9J model with greater engagement ranges. It also incorporates solid-state technology for better reliability and maintainability. Deliveries of this missile starts in 1978.[4]
  • AIM-9P-1 - Introduces an active optical target detector with the DSU-15/B AOTD laser proximity fuze, replacing the old infrared influence fuze.[2][4]
  • AIM-9P-2 - Introduces a reduced-smoke rocket motor.[2][4]
  • AIM-9P-3 - Alongside the reduced-smoke rocket motor like the preceding P-2, the P-3 also includes a new insensitive munitions warhead and improved guidance and control section. Fuzing appears to be a mix of the original infrared fuze or the active optical target detector as the P-1.[2][4] The AIM-9P-3 is also the basis of the Swedish RB24J missile.[5]
  • AIM-9P-4 - Introduces ALASCA features and technology of the AIM-9L variants.[2] However, it is considered less agile to the AIM-9L variant.[3]
  • AIM-9P-5 - Introduces IRCCM incorporated in the AIM-9M variant.[2] This model is also the basis of the Swedish RB74, or RB24L, missile.[5]

More than 21,000 AIM-9P models were built during its production, though many were rebuilt AIM-9B/E/J. Despite being slated for export use, most of the missiles are in US Air Force inventory.[2]

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References
  1. Westrum 2013, p.196
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Parsch 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kopp 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 GlobalSecurity.org "AIM-9 Sidewinder"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Goebel 2021
Bibliography
  • GlobalSecurity.org "AIM-9 Sidewinder." GlobalSecurity.org, Website. Accessed 02 Apr 2021 (Archive).
  • Goebel, Greg. "The Falcon & Sidewinder Air-To-Air Missiles." Air Vectors, 01 Mar. 2021, Website. Accessed 02 Apr 2021 (Archive).
  • Kopp, Carlo. "The Sidewinder Story: The Evolution of the AIM-9 Missile." Air Power Australia, 27 Jan 2014, Website. Accessed 02 Apr 2021 (Archive).
  • Parsch, Andreas. "AIM-9." Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles, Designation-Systems.Net, 09 July 2008, Website. Accessed 02 Apr 2021 (Archive).
  • Westrum, Ron. Sidewinder; Creative Missile Development at China Lake. Naval Institute Press, 30 Sep. 2013.


Missiles
USA 
AAM  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-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-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
ATGM  HJ-73 · HJ-73E
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
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