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AIM-54 Phoenix Missile

Primary Function Long-range air-launched air intercept missile
Contractor Hughes Aircraft Co. and Raytheon Co.
Unit Cost $477,131
Power Plant Solid propellant rocket motor built by Hercules
Length 13 feet (3.9 meters)
Weight 1000 pounds - AIM-54A
1040 pounds - AIM-54C [various, 1020-1040 pounds]
1023 pounds - AIM-54C ECCM/Sealed Missile
Diameter 15 inches (38.1 cm)
Wing Span 3 feet (.9 meters)
Range In excess of 100 nautical miles (115 statute miles, 184 km)
Speed In excess of 3,000 mph (4,800 kmph)
Guidance System Semi-active and active radar homing
Warheads Proximity fuse, high explosive
Warhead Weight 135 pounds (60.75 kg)
Date Deployed 1974

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