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PL-7

The PL-7 [Pili = Thunderbolt, or Pen Lung = Air Dragon] air-to-air missile, said by some to be a copy of the French Magic-R550, has automatic target seeking, acquisition and homing ability as well as dog-fight capability. Some analysts claim the missile is no more than a cosmetically enhanced PL-5, with few internal changes.

Specifications

Contractor
Entered Service
Total length 2.74 m
Diameter 165 mm
Wingspan 0.66 m
Weight 89 kg
Warhead Weight12.5 kg
Propulsion single stage solid rocket
Maximum Speed Mach 2.5
Maximum effective range 7 km
Guidance mode IR
Single-shot hit probability



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