AAM-1 (Japanese missile)

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"AAM-1" redirects here. For the 1940s American missile, see AAM-A-1 Firebird.
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The Mitsubishi AAM-1 was a Japanese air-to-air missile developed from the AIM-9E Sidewinder missile. Approximately 330 were produced between 1969 and 1971. Its performance characteristics are similar to Sidewinder, but it is slightly shorter and lighter, with a maximum range of just 4.3 miles.

Improved version with an all-aspect seeker was named AAM-2.

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