AAM-N-2 Sparrow I

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Chief Master Sergeant
Nov 9, 2015
From what I remember: It was a beam-riding weapon and, I remember hearing that it had a dedicated beam-emitter that would be slaved to the optical-site. I'm curious why you'd use a dedicated beam-emitter when you have the aircraft's radar (which is probably more powerful), and can work under conditions when an optical site might not work.

I remember having a discussion on this matter with T Token though I'd welcome any information.

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