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AGM-65 Maverick Primary function: Tactical, air-to-surface guided missile. Dimesions: Diameter 1 ft., wingspan 2 ft. 4 in. Speed/Range: Classified.

AGM--Air-launched Surface-attack Guided Missile

AIM--Air-launched Intercept-aerial Guided Missile

CBU--Cluster Bomb Unit

EGBU--Enhanced Guided Bomb Unit

GBU--Guided Bomb Unit

GPS/INS--Global Positioning System/Internal Navigation System

MK--Mark (General Purpose Bomb)

AGM-88A/B/C High-speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) Primary function: Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile. Dimensions: Length 13 ft. 8 in., diameter 10 in., wingspan 3 ft. Speed: Supersonic. Range: 30 miles.

AGM-130 Primary function: Precision, air-to-surface, all-weather, television/infrared and/or GPS-guided, powered bomb. Dimensions: Length 12 ft. 10.5 in., diameter 1 ft. 6 in., wingspan 4 ft. 11 in. Speed/Range: Classified.

AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW JSOW Joint Standoff Weapon ) Primary function: GPS/INS-guided air-to-surface unpowered glide weapon. Dimensions: Length 13 ft. 4 in., diameter 16 in. to 22 in., wingspan 8 ft. 10 in. Range: More than 46 miles.

AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile (JASSM JASSM Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile ) Primary function: GPS/INS-guided air-to-surface missile. Dimensions: Length 14 ft. Range: More than 230 miles.

AIM-7 Sparrow Primary function: Radar-guided air-to-air missile. Dimensions: Length 12 ft., diameter 8 in., wingspan 3 ft. 4 in. Speed: 1,750 mph. Range: 14-25 miles.

AIM-9 Sidewinder sidewinder, common name for a rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes, found in the deserts of the SW United States. This 2-ft (60-cm), pale yellow and pink snake is named for its curious method of locomotion.  Primary function: Heat-seeking air-to-air missile. Dimensions: Length 9 ft. 5 in., diameter 5 in., wingspan 3 ft. 4 in. Speed: 1,500 mph. Range: 10 miles.

AIM-120A/B/C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM AMRAAM Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile ) Primary function: Medium-range, air-to-air tactical missile. Dimensions: Length 12 ft., diameter 7 in., wingspan AIM-120A/B, 1 ft. 9 in.; AIM-120C, 1 ft. 5 in. Speed: Supersonic. Range: 20+ miles.
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Title Annotation:Weapons
Publication:Airman
Article Type:Illustration
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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