|Type||:||Space only mecha-to-mecha missile.|
|Service history||:||2009-2016, RDF Spacy.|
|Warhead||:||Directed HE blast/fragmentation.|
|Propulsion||:||Liquid rocket engine.|
|Guidance||:||Infrared Imager and range-only Lidar.|
|Range||:||2.0 kps delta-v.|
Compared to the Starstrike, the Starfire has a fatter, shorter body and a heavier warhead, whose weight is offset by a more powerful engine. Hence, the Starfire had more destructive power than its predecessor in a more efficiently storable body.
The Starfire was used in the wrist launchers of the GBP-1S Armored Valkyrie, and provided this mecha with its long range firepower. However, it was soon overtaken by the Starburst, much as the GBP-1S was overtaken by the Super package. The Starfire remained in service until 2016, when the final stocks were expended, mostly to provide targets in gunnery exercises.
Go to RDF Air-Air/Space-Space Missile Index.
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 1997 1:45 AM