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July 6th, 2011

FIM-92A Stinger Missile

Many times in combat, our soldiers encounter low-flying aircraft. These planes may be conducting surveillance, dropping bombs, or servicing enemy troops on the ground. To help battle these dangerous situations, the FIM-92A, better known as the Stinger Missile, was developed. Weighing in at 35 lbs, this lightweight portable weapon comes with a reusable launcher. This makes it ideal for one person to carry and use, especially since it is a shoulder-launched weapon. Termed a “fire and forget” weapon, the Stinger uses a passive infrared seeker to lock on the heat of an enemy aircraft. Once the target is locked, the soldier can pull the trigger. Once he does this, two things will happen. First, a small launch rocket will shoot the missile out of the ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 6th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog