AIM-54 Phoenix

C. 1962

One of the world’s most technologically advanced tactical guided missiles, the Phoenix was the first operational radar-guided air-to-air missile that could be launched in multiple numbers against different targets from an aircraft. The Phoenix, coupled with the AWG-9 fire control system, was the heart of the F-14 Tomcat, the only aircraft that carried the Phoenix, and was the principal air-to-air Navy long-range missile for 30 years. The AWG-9 could track up to 24 targets simultaneously and launch up to six Phoenix missiles nearly simultaneously. Read more »

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