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Mk. 36 Sidewinder motor

The AIM-9 Sidewinder is one of the world's most widely used air-to-air missiles, and at its core is a reliable rocket motor that can take all sorts of operational abuse. Shown is the AIM-9X, an improved version of the missile with a better heatseeking head and a thrust vectoring nozzle. AIM-9X Sidewinder
Engine statistics
Specification Mk. 36 Sidewinder
Storage/Operating Temp -65F to 160F
Weight 99 lb
Propellant RS HTPB