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A 3D graphic of the R-27T (NATO codename: AA-10 Alamo-B)

The Vympel R-27 (NATO reporting name: AA-10 "Alamo") is a Soviet (now Russian) air-to-air missile, designed for Beyond Visual Range (BVR) combat, with medium range.

Development[]

The Vympel R-27 was developed to become the successor the Vympel R-23 (NATO codename: AA-7 "Apex"). It was planned to equip the (at this time) new generation of fighter aircraft Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum and Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker with it. Vympel started development of the missile in the middle of the 1970s. First R-27 missiles were delivered to the Soviet Air Force in the year 1985. The missile was exported to over 20 countries, like China, India, North Korea and others.

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