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France - naval aviation

 

French aircraft weapons

 

Air-to-Air missiles

 

Type, modification Year Aircraft used on Start mass, kg Fire range, km Flight velocity, km/h Combat load mass, kg Guidance system
AA.20 (Nord 5103) 1955 Aquilon 134 4   23 radio command
Sidewinder AAM-N-7, 1962 - AIM-9A 1956 Aquilon 75 11 2M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder 1A AAM-N-7, 1962 - AIM-9B 1956 Aquilon 75 11 2M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder 1C-SARAH, 1962 - AIM-9C 1957 Aquilon, F-8 84 18 2M 11 semi-active radar
R.530 1964 F-8 195 15 2600 27 passive radar or infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9D 1965 Étendard IV, F-8 84 18 2M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9E 1968 Étendard IV, F-8 84 18 2M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9G 1973 Étendard IV, F-8 87 18 2M 11 passive infra-red
Magic R.550 1974 Étendard IV, F-8 89 8 2.7M 12.5 passive infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9H 1975 Étendard IV, F-8 84 18 2.5M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9J 1977 Étendard IV, F-8 78 18 2.5M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9L 1977 Étendard IV, F-8 86 18 2.5M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9M 1983 Étendard IV, F-8 75 18 2.5M 11 passive infra-red
Super 530F 1980 F-8 245 25 4.5M 30 passive radar
Super 530D 1986 F-8 270 40 5M 30 passive radar
Sidewinder AIM-9P 1988 Étendard IV, F-8 86 11 2.5M 11 passive infra-red
Sidewinder AIM-9R 1991 Étendard IV, F-8 86 18 2.5M 11 active optical

 

Air-to-Surface missiles

 

Type, modification Year Aircraft used on Targets Start mass, kg Fire range, km Flight velocity, km/h Combat load mass, kg Guidance system
AS.11 1959 Zéphyr tanks 30 3   4.5 by wires
AS.12 1964 Alizé surface 76 8 338 28 radio command
Bullpup AGM-12C 1964 F-8 surface 812 10 2800 454 radio command
Exoset AM.39 1979 F-8, Super Frelon ships 660 70 1100 150 active radar
AS.30 1980 Étendard IV surface 520 11 1700 240 semi-active laser

 

Torpedoes

 

Type, modification

Year

Mass, kg

Range, km

Speed, kts

Explosive mass, kg

Maximal depth, m

Guidance system

40cm 26DA

1926

674

2

3

44

35

144

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12.75`` Mk 43 mod 0 1954 168 3.9 20 27 ~300 passive acoustic
12.75`` Mk 44 1960 193 5.5 30 34 ~300 active acoustic
10`` Mk 43 mod 1 - 3 1964 118 4.1 15 - 21 25 ~3000 passive acoustic
53.3cm L4 1964 525 5 30 150 300 active acoustic
12.75`` Mk 46 1966 235 7.3 30 44.5 ~450 active / passive acoustic

 

Depth charges

 

Type, modification Year Mass, kg Explosive mass, kg Maximal depth, m Piston system
Mk 53 1954 150 102 15 - 90 hydrostatic + impact
Mk 54 1954 161 113 15 - 90 hydrostatic + impact
Mk 75 1954 170 113 15 - 90 hydrostatic + impact

Mines

Type

Year

Type of  laying

Type of fuse

Targets

Lying depth, m

Full

mass, kg

Explosive

mass, kg

Mk 25 mod 1   ground acoustic surface, subs   885 - 907 578
Mk 25 mod 2   ground pressure surface, subs   885 - 907 578
Mk 25 mod 3   ground acoustic surface, subs   885 - 907 578
Mk 26 mod 0   ground magnetic surface, subs   436 236
Mk 26 mod 1   ground magnetic surface, subs   436 236
Mk 26 mod 2   ground acoustic surface, subs   426 - 491 289
Mk 26 mod 3   ground pressure surface, subs   426 - 491 289
Mk 39 1954 ground magnetic surface, subs   907 363
TSM3530 (MCT15)   ground acoustic+magnetic surface, subs   1500 1000

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009