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Not to be confused with AAM-N-3 Sparrow II.

The Mitsubishi AAM-3 (Type 90 air-to-air missile, 90式空対空誘導弾) is a short-range air-to-air missile developed in Japan. It has been officially operated since 1991,[1] and is expected to ultimately replace the US AIM-9 Sidewinder.




  • Length: 3.1 m
  • Diameter: 127 mm
  • Weight: 91 kg
  • Guidance: Infrared homing
  • Range: 35 km
  • Speed: Mach 2.5


  1. ^ J-Wing, Military aircraft of JASDF, F2
  • Duncan S. Lennox & Arthur Rees: Jane's Air-Launched Weapons, Issue 5, Janes Information Group
  • Keith Atkin: Jane's Electro-Optic Systems, Sixth Edition 2000–2001, Janes Information Group

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