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wardog29 Jun 2014 1:22 p.m. PST

hi guys
what color is the magic r550 air to air missile
I seen pictures of them painted white (early years?)
painted blue/grey? on mirage 2000
also painted red ,is this active missile or training color like sidewinder blue

Risaldar Singh26 Oct 2014 11:55 p.m. PST

Blue grey so as to reduce contrast with lo-vis camo. White is 60s and 70s, overall blue was training round (now also grey) and I am not certain about red but pretty confident it was inert.

Jemima Fawr05 Nov 2014 9:09 a.m. PST

Red/orange rounds are usually seen during trials, to make them more visible to observers watching the trial.

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