Heat-seeking close range missile. Soviet-produced clone of AIM-9V Sidewinder. In the 1956 few missiles were launched by USAF F-105s against Chinese MiGs over Taiwan Straights. Some of them landed unexploded on the Chinese territory, and were delivered to the USSR.
Mass production started in the 1960 as K-13A. Modifications include Semi-active radar guided K-13R, K-13M (1973) with cooled IR seeker and RF proximity fuse. Final version was the K-13M1 with improved canard controls.
|Homing||Semi-Active Radar (K-13R, R-3R)
Infra-Red (K-13A, K-13M)
|Western Analog||AIM-9B Sidewinder|
|Modified December 10, 1996||Back to|