Vympel R-27

Vympel R-27 missile is a medium-to-long-range air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union. The R-27 is manufactured in infrared-homing (R-27T), semi-active-radar-homing (R-27R), and active-radar-homing (R-27AE) versions, in both Russia and the Ukraine.

Type : Medium-range, air-to-air tactical missile
Manufacturer : Vympel
Place of origin : Soviet Union
In service : 1983- present

Vympel R-27 Variants

  • R-27R AA-10 Alamo-A, semi-active radar homing.
  • R-27T AA-10 Alamo-B, infrared homing.
  • R-27ER AA-10 Alamo-C, the semi-active-radar homing extended-range version.
  • R-27ET AA-10 Alamo-D, the infrared-homing extended-range version.
  • R-27AE AA-10 Alamo-E, active-radar-homing long-range version.
  • R-27EM, naval version. Semi-active-radar homing with an upgraded seeker head.
  • R-27P, a passive anti-radiation missile.


Weight 253 kg (560 lb)
Length 4.08 m (13.4 ft)
Diameter 230 mm (9.1 in)

Warhead blast/fragmentation, or continuous rod
Warhead weight 39 kg (86 lb)
radar-proximity and impact fuzes

Engine High performance, w. directed-rocket motor
Solid-fuel rocket motor
Wingspan 772 mm (30.4 in)
R-27R: up to 80 km
R-27T: up to 70 km
R-27ER: up to 130 km
R-27ET: up to 120 km
R-27AE up to 130 km
R-27EM: up to 170km
Flight altitude N/A
Speed Mach 2.5 to 4.5 (Depending on altitude and weather conditions.)
semi-active radar homing
the fighter planes

  • Su-27, Su-30, Su-33, Su-34, Su-35, MiG-29, Mig-23, Yak-141


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