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Offline Avimimus

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Re: Taildog/SRAAM AAM
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2014, 10:55:41 am »
Thanks Hobbes,

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Re: Taildog/SRAAM AAM
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2014, 11:24:32 am »

I do have to wonder about the mechanical complexity and weight penalties of encapsulating a small air-to-air missile like SRAAM?

It probably wasn't about the missile itself.

Even today, when carrying an AAM the drag index of the pylon + launcher is much greater than that of the missiles itself.  For AIM-9 on an LAU-7 the ratio is roughly 1:2.5.

So anything that can reduce the drag of the carriage and launcher is a certain win. 

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