Vympel R-27 (missile)
- R-27R with semi-active radar homing and command link and inertial guidance for midcourse update,
- R-27T with infrared guidance
- R-27ET extended-range infrared
- R-27ER extended-range semi-active radar (R-27ER);
- R-27EM long-range semi-active radar homing optimized for low altitude
- R-27AE extended-range active radar; may be out of production
Early versions have an engagement range of 10 km between the launching aircraft and target, with target speeeds up to 3500 kmph/2200 mph at altitudes between 0.02-27km, and the maximum vertical separation between the aircraft and the target is 10km..
While the U.S. AIM-7 Sparrow did not have as wide a range of guidance modes, and is no longer produced in the air-to-air version, it is roughly comparable to earlier R-27 models. Current models have much more range than the AIM-7. There is no known surface-to-air Russian variant comparable to the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile.
- Possible new platforms/reftrofit
- "Spetztekhnika Vympel AA-10 'Alamo' (R-27) (Russian Federation),", Janes' Electro-Optical Systems
- "MiG-29 Fulcrum High-Performance Combat Aircraft, Russia", Airforce Technology
- Kopp, Carlo (April 2005), "Air-to-air missiles in the Asia-Pacific", Defence Today
- Easy Tartar (18 August 1997), Su-30/32/34 Update Report