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AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile Stabiliser Fin

Listing # 191
Listing Format: Buy It Now
Price per item: Buy Now for (GBP) £75.00
(USD) $105.63
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Quantity: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Started : 30-Jul-2010 3:19:51 AM
Ended: 29-Aug-2010 3:19:51 AM
Seller: tenchi1981 (0)  

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Era: Not Specified
Conflict: Not Specified
Service: Air Force
Country: Great Britain
Provenance: Bought Privately
Condition: Relic
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The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft and recently, certain gunship helicopters. Variants and upgrades remain in active service with many air forces after five decades. When a Sidewinder missile is being launched, NATO pilots use the brevity code Fox Two in radio communication, as with all "heat-seeking" missiles.

The Sidewinder is the most widely used missile in the West, with more than 110,000 missiles produced for the U.S. and 27 other nations, of which perhaps one percent have been used in combat. It has been built under license by some other nations including Sweden. The AIM-9 is one of the oldest, least expensive and most successful air-to-air missiles, with an estimated 270 kills worldwide to date.

The missile was designed to be simple to upgrade. It has been said that the design goals for the original Sidewinder were to produce a reliable and effective missile with the "electronic complexity of a table model radio and the mechanical complexity of a washing machine"—goals which were well accomplished in the early missiles. The United States Navy hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of its existence in 2002.

You are viewing one stabilisingfin from a RAF issued missile. Grab yourself a bargain, high tech piece of history!

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