An R530 exhibited at the South African Air Force Museum, Swartkop
|Type||short-range air-to-air missile|
|In service||1962 |
|Weight||192 kg |
|Length||3.28 m |
|Diameter||263 mm |
|Engine||two stage solid rocket, Hotchkiss-Brandt/SNPE Antoinette rocket |
83.3 kN for 2.7 s + 6.5 s cruise
|1.5 to 20 km |
|Speed||Mach 2.7 |
|Radar and IR |
|Dassault Mirage F1|
Dassault Mirage III 
The Matra R.530 is a French medium to short range air-to-air missile. It was available in IR (passive infrared) and SARH as the main armament of the Mirage III which was able to carry a single missile in the centerline, the Mirage F1, which carried 2 (1 of each type) under the wings, and the F-8 Crusader in the French Navy service.
Operators[edit | edit source]
- South Africa
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "R.530 Missile". South African Air Force Accociation. http://www.saairforce.co.za/the-airforce/weapons/56/r-530-missile. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- Misiles Aéreos Modernos (Editorial San Martín)
- "Matra R530". Speedy look. http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/cgi-bin/res.pl?keyword=Matra+R530&offset=0. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
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