A Russian Air Force Su-27 Flanker loaded with three types of air-to-air missiles; two R-73s (outer pylons), two infrared-guided R-27Ts (inner pylons), and two semi-active radar-guided R-27Rs in tandem between the engines.
Two PL-15 air-to-air missiles loaded on a Chinese Shenyang J-16 strike fighter. The PL-15 reportedly features an active/passive dual mode AESA seeker, two-way datalink, dual pulse rocket motor, stabilizing fins and tail control fins with a range of up to 200km (108 nautical miles). A graphic found on a Chinese internet site provides approximate dimensions for the PL-15 missile with an overall length of 5.78m (18ft 11in), a fuselage length of 3.95m (12ft 11in) and a diameter of 305mm (12 inches).
A Russian Air Force Su-35S Flanker-E loaded with two types of air-to-air missile; R-73s (outer pylons) and R-77 (inner pylons). The short-range R-73M version features an infrared seeker with +/-60 degree off boresight capability, slaving to a helmet-mounted sight/display system, with thrust-vector control, movable forward canards, control wings fitted on the missile's tail, and a solid rocket motor.
Истребитель «Грипен», вооруженный ракетой «Метеор»
An MBDA Meteor missile carried on the left outer wing pylon of a JAS 39 Gripen. The Meteor features an active RF seeker, a datalink for inertial mid-course guidance, enhanced proportional navigation for autonomous terminal guidance, solid fuel variable flow ducted ramjet, and control wings fitted on the missile’s tail. Meteor has an overall length of 3.7m (12ft lin), a diameter of 178mm (7 inches), and a weight of 190kg (418lb).
F-22 Raptor 03-4058/FF assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing based at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia live fires an AIM-120 AMRAAM.
A People’s Liberation Army Air Force J-10C loaded with two types of air-to-air missiles; short-range PL-10s on the outer wing pylons and long-range PL-15s on the inner pylons. The PL-10 reportedly features an infrared seeker with +/-90 degree off boresight capability, slaving to a helmet-mounted sight/display system, thrustvector control with control wings fitted on the missile's tail, strakes fitted at the mid-fuselage position, and a solid rocket motor.
PL-15 test articles loaded in the weapons bay of a J-20 fighter during weapon integration tests flown at Chengdu Aircraft Research and Design Institute's airfield.
F-35B BF-03 fires the last flight sciences weapon separation test of an MBDA ASRAAM missile during a flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland on May 17, 2017.
The test pilot of F-35B Lightning II BuNo 168313/17, assigned to the 461st Flight Test Squadron based at Edwards Air Force Base, fires an AIM-120 AMRAAM missile above the Point Mugu Sea Test Range, California as part of a weapons delivery accuracy test. During a 31-day calendar period, the Edwards-based F-35 Integrated Test Force accomplished 30 weapon releases (missile live fires and weapon separations) using aircraft configured with Block 3F software.
F-35C CF-02 live fires an AIM-9X Sidewinder while in inverted flight during a flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland on June 8, 2017.
Tooled-up: a Rafale M fighter loaded with three types of air-to-air missiles, MICA-EM (wing tip rails), MICA-IR (outer pylons) and Meteor (inner pylons).
A MICA air-to-air missile loaded on an underwing pylon of a Rafale M fighter. The MICA features an active RF monopulse doppler seeker and a passive imaging IR seeker, a datalink, solid rocket propellant, thrust-vector control with control wings fitted on the missile's tail and strakes fitted at the mid-fuselage position. MICA has an overall length of 3.1m (10ft 2in), a diameter of 160mm (6 inches), and a weight of 112kg (246lb).