Air International 1994-10
P.Butowski - From ALKALI to AAM-L (1)
Flight tests of the R-13 (AA-2 Atoll), which was a direct copy of the AIM-9B Sidewinder, began in 1959 on a SM-9T (MiG-19 Farmer).
Production of the RS-2US (K-51) semi-active radar homing missile began in 1958 and the type is still in service with a number of MiG-21 operators, including the Czech Air Force.
MiG-31 (Foxhound) armed with four R-33 long-range missiles mounted under the fuselage and two R-40RD (AA-6 Acrid) radar-guided missiles on the inner under wing stations.
Model of the proposed MiG-31 armed with K-25 medium-range missiles, copied directly from the AIM-7 Sparrow.
Mikoyan E-152 carrying two mock-up Mikoyan K-9 (AA-4 Awl.) long-range two-stage missiles. The K-9 was not approved for service entry, funding being allocated to the K-5 (AA-1 Alkali) and K-8 (AA-3 Anab) instead.
Bisnovat R-4 (AA-5 Ash) medium-range missiles were designed specifically for the Tu-128 (Fiddler). Radar and infra-red homing variants were developed, those shown being R-4T missiles having an IR seeker.
Bisnovat K-8 (AA-3 Anab) during flight trials on the Yakovlev Yak-27P experimental interceptor.