Difference between revisions of "R-60"

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Pros and cons)
Line 1: Line 1:
<div class="ttx">
<div class="ttx">
  <div class="ttx-title">R-60</div>
  <div class="ttx-title">R-60</div>[[File:R-60.png|frameless]]<div class="ttx-table"><div class="ttx-table-line ttx-table-head">Information</div>
<div class="ttx-table">
  <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">Infrared Homing Missile</span><span class="ttx-name">Type</span></div>
   <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">USSR [[File:USSR_flag.png]]</span><span class="ttx-name">Country of Origin</span></div>
   <div class="ttx-table-line"><span class="ttx-value">USSR [[File:USSR_flag.png]]</span><span class="ttx-name">Country of Origin</span></div>
Line 77: Line 75:
* Great G overload
* Great G overload
* Very effective fins
* Very effective fins

Revision as of 21:21, 23 January 2020

Infrared Homing MissileType
USSR USSR flag.pngCountry of Origin
General Characteristics
800 m/sMaximum Speed
18 GMaximum Overload
7.2 kNMotor Thrust
3.0 SecondsMotor Burn time
21 SecondsMax flight time
6,000 mMax flight distance
~3,500 mRecommended max range
IR Seeker
5,000 mMax lock range in rear-aspect
6 secondsPower up time
15 SecondsMax acquisition time
Seeker FoV
YesUncaged seeker
YesCan be slaved to radar
12°Seeker gimbal limit pre-launch
35°Seeker gimbal limit
30°/sTracking rate
3.5 kgExplosive mass
TNTExplosive type
3 mProximity fuse range
44 kgMissile mass
2,100 mmLength
120 mmDiameter
FinsSteering system
Production History
Vympel Designer
Full ProductionProduction Status
1973 - ???Produced


The R-60 is a Soviet infrared homing air-to-air missile, it was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the missile.

Effective damage

Describe the type of damage produced by this type of missile (high explosive, splash damage, etc)

Comparison with analogues

Give a comparative description of missiles that have firepower equal to this weapon.

Usage in battles

The R-60, being a short-range infrared homing missile, is usually most effective at ranges between 1,000 m - 2,200 m. The reason for this is due to the short burn time of the propellant and the first 1,000 m of the launch dedicated to bringing the missile to maximum velocity. The missile will typically burn out and likely not reach the target when launched at an enemy from >2,000 m, travelling in a straight line and moving above Mach 1.

The R-60 is best used when attacking the enemy from the side rather then from behind. When launched from behind, the enemy (if they have enough speed) can dodge the missile quite easily when moving with its trajectory then suddenly changing course, however, if launched from the side, the missile will usually hit thanks to its 18G maximum overload and can prove difficult to dodge when flying against its trajectory. While only being rear-aspect, the R-60 can sometimes be useful in a head-on engagement as a last resort (given the enemy has a large heat signature such as afterburners) if all ammo is expended. However, engaging in head-ons is not advisable with this missile due to the somewhat unreliable lock-on from of the missiles due to the front-aspect (depending on the aircraft your engaging).

Pros and cons


  • Great G overload
  • Very effective fins
  • Good tracking rate and seeker stats


  • Short range compared to similar class missiles


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 />.


An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the weapon;
  • other literature.

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
AAM  AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder
AGM  HOT-1 · HOT-2 TOW · HOT-3 · PARS 3 LR
SAM  Roland
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
AAM  Fireflash · Firestreak · Red Top · SRAAM
ATGM  BAe Swingfire · MILAN · MILAN 2 · ZT3
SAM  Starstreak
ATGM  Type 64 MAT · Type 79
SAM  Type 91
ATGM  HJ-73 · HJ-73E
SAM  Mistral SATCP
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
SAM  Roland
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