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AIM 120A air-to-air missile
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An AIM 120A air-to-air missile approaches a swarm of Darts.
Production information
Manufacturer

Tau'ri Raytheon Corp.

Designer

Tau'ri

Model

Ship / aircraft weapon

Technical specifications
Control systems

inertial + active radar guidance

Size

3.7 x 0.18 m (12 ft x 7 in)

Weight

152 kg (335 lb)

Power source

solid-fuel rocket motor

Range

55-75 km (30-40 nmi)

Usage
Affiliation

Tau'ri

AIM 120A AMRAAM air-to-air missiles were installed on the X-301 Interceptor by the Tau'ri as a countermeasure to Goa'uld attack. The X-301 carried a complement of 2 missiles which were used in a plan to slingshot the craft around Jupiter using the planet's own gravity. The plan failed as the missile provided insufficient thrust to move the craft. (SG1: "Tangent")

The missiles were later fittted onto the F-302 fighter-interceptors. Though successful in previous dogfights, their effectiveness varied against Wraith Darts; During a battle above Area 51, a number of missiles were intercepted by enemy weapons fire before impacting their target. Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard managed to use a missile to blast his way into the Super-hive however, allowing him to destroy from the inside with a nuclear weapon. (SGA: "Enemy at the Gate")


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