The Full Wiki

More info on AGM-122 Sidearm

AGM-122 Sidearm: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AGM-122 Sidearm
Type Anti-radiation missile
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1986
Production history
Manufacturer Motorola
Weight 185 lb (88 kg)
Length 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)
Diameter 5 in (127 mm)

Warhead 25 lb (11 kg) WDU-31/B blast-fragmentation

Engine Hercules Mk 36 Mod 11 solid fuel rocket
Wingspan 24.8 in (630 mm)
18,000 yards (16.5 km)
Speed Mach 2.5
Broad-band passive radar seeker.
F-14 Tomcat
AH-1 Super Cobra
AH-64 Apache
Other aircraft

The AGM-122 Sidearm was an American air-to-surface anti-radiation missile.



The AGM-122 Sidearm was produced by the remanufacture of AIM-9C missiles which had been taken out of service. The AIM-9C was a semi-active radar homing variant of the Sidewinder, developed for the US Navy's Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader, but used for only a limited period of time. Sidearm was first tested in 1981. In 1984, Motorola was issued a contract to convert and upgrade AIM-9Cs to AGM-122A standard. A total of about 700 units were produced between 1986 and 1990.

Existing stocks of Sidearm have been depleted, and the missile is no longer in service. Proposals for new-build missiles, under the designation AGM-122B, have not been proceeded with to date.

The AGM-122 was less capable than newer ARMs like the AGM-88 HARM, but also substantially cheaper, and its lighter weight enabled it to be carried by combat helicopters as well as fighter aircraft and fighter bombers.


  • Length: 2.87 m (113 in)
  • Finspan: 0.63 m (24.8 in)
  • Diameter: 12.7 cm (5 in)
  • Weight: 88 kg (185 lb)
  • Guidance: Broad-band passive radar seeker.
  • Warhead: 11 kg (25 lb) WDU-31/B blast-fragmentation.
  • Propulsion: Hercules MK 36 MOD 11 solid-fuel rocket.
  • Speed: Mach 2.3
  • Range: 16.5 km (18,000 yd)

See also

External links

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address