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    9K38 Igla

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    A Russian man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile.

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    The IGLA portable air defense missile system was developed by the Soviet KBM. The company, known as Kolomna Machine-Building Design Bureau in English, was one of the state defense companies existing in the former Soviet Union. One of their designs was the 9K38: an infrared, homing, and man-portable SAM (surface-to-air) missile launcher. Intended to strike targets both head-on and in pursuing roles, the Igla, as it is identified by NATO is a formidable weapon, even with its age. The Igla was introduced in 1983.

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    Target engagement altitude: 10 - 3,500m 
    Target engagement range: 500 - 5,200m
    Time into action: up to 13s
    Missile (9M39)
           caliber: 72mm
           length: 1.574m
           weight: 10.6kg
           avg flight speed: 570m/s
           warhead self-destruct time: 14 - 17s
           warhead: HE fragmentation
           homing head: thermal, passive
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