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Vympel R-60 (missile)

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Originally a Soviet design, the Vympel R-60 (NATO codename AA-8 APHID) is a short-range air-to-air missile comparable to a mid-life AIM-9 Sidewinder missile without all-aspect engagement geometry. The R-60M has an expanded range of target designation angles to +/- 20 degrees, a heavier warhead and an upgraded infrared homing head with photodetector cooling.