|Type||:||Short range surface-to-air missile.|
|Service history||:||2003-2020||early RDF Army and Spacy.|
|Warhead||:||High explosive fragmentation with delyed impact fuse.|
|Propulsion||:||Booster/sustainer rocket engine.|
|Max speed||:||Mach 1.8|
The Stinger II was developed in 2001 as a replacement for the Gremlin and Stinger I shoulder launched anti-air missiles used by the various armies. Unlike the previous missiles, the Stinger II could not be launched from the shoulder, but required a jeep or tripod. However, the required launch facilities were minimal. The Stinger II is a cylindrical missile with a cone over its sensor section, which consists of six 'staring' planar IR arrays. Four small fins provide control and stability.
The Stinger II was procured for the Tomahawk as a longer ranged anti-air missile than the Rapier, and also as a back-up in case the Rapier proved to be a failure. However, the Stinger II was quickly surpassed by other missiles, and though the Tomahawks kept their missile 'sixpacks' until 2020, the missile was never mounted on other mecha.
Go to RDF Surface-Air Missile Index.
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