The RB 74 is a Swedish infrared homing air-to-air missile. It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change". It is the Swedish version of the AIM-9L Sidewinder.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Lock range (rear-aspect)||11 km|
|Lock range (all-aspect)||3 km|
|Launch range||18 km|
|Maximum speed||2.5 M|
|Maximum overload||30 G|
|Missile guidance time||60 secs|
|Explosive mass||4.06 kg TNTeq|
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
The RB 74 is best used in rear-aspect from 2-3 km distance. The RB 74s are excellent for enemies that are unaware or low on energy. If a player finds themselves above a group of enemies, the RB 74 is perfect for firing down onto the group in quick succession.
Pros and cons
- Strong flare resistance from rear-aspect
- High manoeuvrability
- Long range due to long burn time
- Unreliable in head-on launches
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