|Type||:||Long range space to space / air to air missile.|
|Service history||:||2010-2023, RDF (All branches).
2018-2033, SC Navy.
2023- , REF (All branches).
|Propulsion||:||Booster/sustainer rocket engine.|
|Guidance||:||Combined inertial, IIR and active radar/home-on-jam.|
|Max speed||:||Mach 6.5.|
|Range||:||234 km or 4 kps delta-v.|
|Platforms||:||Beta, Chimera, Lightning, Monster, Predator, Valkyrie, Bat, Vulture.|
The Firebird was developed as a very-long range air-to-air/space-to- space missile. Conceptually, the Firebird was the successor to the AIM-54 Phoenix missile developed by the US Navy in the later sixties of the twentieth century. By using the airframe of the RMS-1 'Angel of Death' missile, development costs were cut sharply. Compared to the RMS-1, the Firebird had a seeker better suited for tracking mecha, and of course a non-nuclear warhead. Obviously, only one Firebird could be carried for each RMS-1 or RMS-2, but this excellent long-range missile, designed on the SDF-1, was used from 2010 on by the RDF and REF both in space and in the atmosphere to great effect.
Go to RDF Air-Air/Space-Space Missile Index.
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