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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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[[File:WeaponImage R-13M.png|thumb|left|420px|The R-13M missile (scale is approximate)]]
 
[[File:WeaponImage R-13M.png|thumb|left|420px|The R-13M missile (scale is approximate)]]
 
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The '''R-13M''' is a Soviet [[Air-to-air_missiles#Infrared_homing_.28heat-seeking.29_missiles|infrared homing air-to-air missile]], it was introduced in [[Update 1.87 "Locked On"]]. It was removed from its only user, the [[MiG-19PT]], in [[Update 1.95 "Northern Wind"]], but was re-introduced in [[Update "New Power"]] with the [[MiG-21bis]]. It was later removed again in [[Update "Red Skies"]].
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The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a Soviet [[Air-to-air_missiles#Infrared_homing_.28heat-seeking.29_missiles|infrared homing air-to-air missile]], it was introduced in [[Update 1.87 "Locked On"]]. It was removed from its only user, the [[MiG-19PT]], in [[Update 1.95 "Northern Wind"]], but was re-introduced in [[Update "New Power"]] with the [[MiG-21bis]]. It was later removed again in [[Update "Red Skies"]], and re-introduced in [[Update "Ground Breaking"]] with the {{Specs-Link|mig-21_sps_k}}.
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
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* MiG23M
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== General info ==
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| '''Mass''' || 87 kg
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| '''Guidance''' || IR
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| '''Aspect''' || Rear-aspect
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| '''Lock range (rear-aspect)''' || 5.5 km
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| '''Launch range''' || 16 km
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| '''Maximum speed''' || 2.4 M
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| '''Maximum overload''' || 15 G
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| '''Maximum overload during launch''' || 3.7 G
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| '''Missile guidance time''' || 54 secs
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| '''Explosive mass''' || 5.5 kg TNTe
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=== Comparison with analogues ===
 
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As in real life, the R-13M is broadly comparable to the AIM-9D and AIM-9G Sidewinders, with only slightly lower G-tolerance and maximum range. Players who exclusively used the R-60 on the MiG-21SMT will be disappointed with the R-13M's lacklustre capabilities in short-range combat.
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As in real life, the R-13M is broadly comparable to the AIM-9D and AIM-9G Sidewinders, with only slightly lower G-tolerance and maximum range. Players who exclusively used the R-60 will be disappointed with the R-13M's lacklustre capabilities in short-range combat.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:09, 24 June 2022

This page is about the Soviet air-to-air missile R-13M. For the other version, see R-13M1.

Description

The R-13M missile (scale is approximate)


The R-13M is a Soviet infrared homing air-to-air missile, it was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On". It was removed from its only user, the MiG-19PT, in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind", but was re-introduced in Update "New Power" with the MiG-21bis. It was later removed again in Update "Red Skies", and re-introduced in Update "Ground Breaking" with the ▀MiG-21 SPS-K.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

List out vehicles that are equipped with the weapon.

General info

Missile characteristics
Mass 87 kg
Guidance IR
Aspect Rear-aspect
Lock range (rear-aspect) 5.5 km
Launch range 16 km
Maximum speed 2.4 M
Maximum overload 15 G
Maximum overload during launch 3.7 G
Missile guidance time 54 secs
Explosive mass 5.5 kg TNTe

Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

As in real life, the R-13M is broadly comparable to the AIM-9D and AIM-9G Sidewinders, with only slightly lower G-tolerance and maximum range. Players who exclusively used the R-60 will be disappointed with the R-13M's lacklustre capabilities in short-range combat.

Usage in battles

The R-13M should not be used against tightly-manoeuvring targets. Instead, use them against fleeing enemies from 2-3 km away. This makes use of the R-13M's greater maximum range over the R-60; if the enemy turns, they may come into R-60 range. If they don't, the missile will likely catch them.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Higher maximum G-load than the R-3S and R-3R
  • Longer maximum range than the R-60
  • High rocket motor thrust means the missile reaches its top speed quickly
  • Effective warhead
  • Uncaged seeker allows target leading

Cons:

  • Ineffective in close-combat situations
  • Lacks radar-slaving
  • Easily distracted by flares

History

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Media

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See also

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.