Chaparral

Notes: This is a ground vehicle mounted version of the early version of the AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile. It is found only on towed mounts and on the M-54 quadruple launcher mounted on the M-48 Chaparral vehicle. The Chaparral has been sold to 8 countries.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

MIM-72G Chaparral

(Missile) 86.2 kg

Average

IR

Side Aspect

(Missile) $13117

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Chaparral

6

1870

500

9000

C21 B70

12C

FRAG-HE

FIM-43 Redeye

Notes: The Redeye was one of the MANPADS (Man-Portable Air-Defense System) missiles, appearing in the late 1950s. It is inferior to modern SAMs, but is still used in many Third World countries and found in the National Guard. It was exported to 13 countries, but is mostly in reserve use even in those countries.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

FIM-43 Redeye

(Sight Unit) 4.4 kg, (Missile Unit) 8.7 kg

Difficult

IR

Rear Aspect

(Sight Unit) $1040, (Missile Unit) $2104

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Redeye

3

2720

500

5500

C5 B30

4C

FRAG-HE

FIM-92 Stinger

Notes: This weapon is the standard MANPADS in the US, Canada, and many other countries worldwide, from Israel to Afghan Guerillas. It is easy to get a hold of on the black market, and a lively trade in Stingers has been kept up for years. It is a shoulder-fired missile with advanced infrared guidance.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

FIM-92A Stinger

(Sight Unit) 5 kg, (Missile Unit) 10.7 kg

Average

IR

Side Aspect

(Sight Unit) $4640, (Missile Unit) $4550

FIM-92B Stinger

(Sight Unit) 5 kg, (Missile Unit) 10.7 kg

Average

IR

All Aspect

(Sight Unit) $4640, (Missile Unit) $6553

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Guidance

FIM-92A Stinger

2

3735

200

4400

C7 B38

4C

FRAG-HE

IR

FIM-92B Stinger

2

3735

200

4800

C8 B38

4C

FRAG-HE

IR

FIM-99 Scorpion

Notes: This weapon does not exist in real life.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This advanced MANPADS shoulder-fired missile was in limited production before, and for a short time, during the Twilight War. It was primarily issued to US and NATO special operations troops due to its short supply. It uses televisual and advanced IR guidance. The sight incorporates a thermal imager.

Merc 2000 Notes: This weapon started replacing the Stinger in US, NATO, Israeli, and South Korean service starting in 2005.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

FIM-99 Scorpion

(Sight Unit) 6 kg

Easy

IR/Optical

All Aspect

(Sight Unit) $5190, (Missile) $7517

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Scorpion

2

3205

100

7000

C12 B50

5C

FRAG-HE

HAWK

Notes: The HAWK (Homing All the Way Killer) is a radar-homing SAM first fielded by the US in 1960. HAWK was later sold to almost 25 countries, and it can be found in most areas of the world. There have been numerous improvements in hardware and software over the years to keep up with enemy ECM and ECCM, starting in 1964; these include I-HAWK (Improved HAWK, or MIM-23A), and HAWK-PIP (Product Improvement Program, or MIM-23B). The HAWK-PIP or later versions can use the radar system of the Patriot as well as the one designed for it, and HAWK-PIPís and Patriots are able to interoperate. In addition, the HAWK-PIP and I-HAWK can interoperate with the European Skyguard/Sparrow system.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

HAWK

(2-Round Launcher) 4600 kg; (3-Round Launcher) 8500 kg

NA

NA

NA

(2-Round Launcher) $295460; (3-Round Launcher) $358650

MIM-23

584 kg

Difficult

Radar

All Aspect

$20128

MIM-23A

584 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$20128

MIM-23B

627.3 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$21720

MIM-23C/D

627.3 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$21568

MIM-23E/F

627.3 kg

Easy

Radar

All Aspect

$21568

MIM-23G

627.3 kg

Easy

Radar

All Aspect

$21568

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

MIM-23

54

4585

2000

32000

C171 B130

49C

HE

MIM-23A

54

4585

2000

32000

C128 B162

49C

HE-FRAG

MIM-23B

75

4585

1500

40000

C154 B180

49C

HE-FRAG

MIM-23C/D

75

4585

1500

40000

C180 B194

49C

HE-FRAG

MIM-23E/F

75

4585

1500

40000

C180 B194

49C

HE-FRAG

MIM-23G

75

4585

1500

40000

C206 B206

49C

HE-FRAG

Nike-Hercules

Notes: This is an old SAM that once formed the backbone of US air defenses, but is no longer in US service. Countries using the Nike-Hercules now include Greece, Italy, South Korea, and Turkey. (South Korea has converted about one-quarter of its Nike-Hercules missiles into surface-to-surface ballistic missiles known as the NKH-I/II.) The Nike-Hercules is a large two-stage missile with a single engine in its upper stage and a cluster of 4 rockets in its lower stage. The missile is initially launched by remote control under manual guidance, and when the lower stage is jettisoned, the missile comes under its own active radar control. The missile actually climbs above the target, and then dives down on it. There were once nuclear-tipped Nike-Hercules missiles, but they were deployed only in the US and were never exported. Current models are equipped with high explosive warheads.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Nike-Hercules

(Launcher) 34827 kg

NA

NA

NA

$764682

MIM-14A

4868.6 kg

Difficult

Command + Radar

All Aspect

$67368

MIM-14B

4868.6 kg

Average

Command + Radar

All Aspect

$48768

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

MIM-14A

505

5690

7000

155 km

C800 B285

113C

HE

MIM-14B

273

6200

6000

155 km

C600 B356

113C

FRAG-HE

Patriot

Notes: This is the primary US air defense missile for use against aircraft of all types and against ballistic missile warheads. Development on what would become the Patriot began as early as 1961, but operational deployment did not begin until 1984. There have been a number of improvements over the years, but the basic missile body is unchanged. Normal launching is done from trailer-mounted quadruple launchers towed by HEMTT trucks, but the Germans also have some launchers mounted directly on 8x8 MAN trucks, and some experimentation has been done with two-round launchers mounted on FMTV trucks. Note that interception of ballistic missile warheads is a task that is two levels more difficult than normal.

Twilight 2000 Notes: MIM-104E is not available.

Merc 2000 Notes: MIM-104D and E are very rare.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Patriot

(Launcher) 8182 kg

NA

NA

NA

$796250

MIM-104A

700 kg

Difficult

Radar

All Aspect

$52304

MIM-104B

700 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$52304

MIM-104C

700 kg

Easy

Radar

All Aspect

$52304

MIM-104D

700 kg

Easy

Radar

All Aspect

$52304

MIM-104E

700 kg

Very Easy

Radar

All Aspect

$52304

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

MIM-104A

73

8495

6000

117 km

C189 B200

55C

FRAG-HE

MIM-104B

73

8495

5000

160 km

C221 B212

55C

FRAG-HE

MIM-104C

73

8495

4000

160 km

C221 B212

55C

FRAG-HE

MIM-104D

73

8495

3000

160 km

C252 B230

55C

FRAG-HE

MIM-104E

73

8495

3000

196 km

C315 B256

55C

FRAG-HE