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Sunday, March 20, 2011

FIM-92 Stinger (Missiles)

FIM-92 Stinger USMC.JPG
A U.S. Marine with a field radio relays the direction of aircraft approaching to the operator of an FIM-92 Stinger missile launcher (1984).
Type Manportable surface-to-air missile
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service 1981–present
Used by See Operators
Wars Falklands War, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Angolan Civil War, Kargil War, Yugoslav Wars, Invasion of Grenada
Production history
Designer General Dynamics
Designed 1967
Manufacturer Raytheon Missile Systems
Unit cost US$38,000
Produced 1978
Variants FIM-92A, FIM-92B, FIM-92C, FIM-92D, FIM-92G
Specifications (FIM-92 Stinger)
Weight 15.2 kg
Length 1.52 m
Diameter 70 mm
Crew 1

Effective range 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) (FIM-92C Stinger-RMP Block II)
Warhead weight 3 kg

Engine Solid Rocket Motor
Infrared homing
MANPADS, M6 Linebacker, Eurocopter Tiger, AN/TWQ-1 Avenger, MQ-1 Predator, AH-64 Apache

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