Now Designed for "F" Power!The CLASSICS Collection
SPARROW AIM-7F   AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE    (USA)

During its development, the Sparrow missile progressed through several different stages of development, changing and evolving into the version shown here. Externally nearly identical to the AIM-7E, advances in solid state guidance systems enabled this version to carry a larger motor and an enlarged, 88lb. warhead. The bigger motor more than doubled the range of the Sparrow, from 28 miles for the AIM-7E to more than 62 miles for the AIM-7F. The general airframe of the Sparrow has also been modified into an anti-radar missile (AGM-45A Shrike) and a surface-to-air canister fired missile (RIM-7H Sea Sparrow) equipped with folding fins.
This is another big one from The Launch Pad. Although our Sparrow AIM-7F can be flown on an Estes D12-3 motor, we really designed this kit to fly on the more powerful AeroTech "E" and "F" motors. Kit details include the diamond-shaped pivot shrouds on the forward (steering) wings, underside wiring tunnel, a fitted tail cone, and the brackets flanking the rear fins. To ensure gentle recovery, we included either two 18" diameter parachutes, or one of our large 18" x 30" oblong ‘chutes in the kit. Nearly four feet tall!

 

SKU # K057
Price  $34.99

 

Copyright 2012 The Launch Pad.  Space Photograph Courtesy of NASA