Aditya_V wrote:I belibve that Hell fire is laser guided and not fire and forget and besides any airlaunched missile gets a slight advantage in range beacause of A) if the platform is moving it gets a bit of momemtum, or launched from a 100 feet or so it does have to fight gravity just to get out of the launcher.
Hellphyre is laser and mmw guided. It can also be deployed by land vehicles. The mmw variant used by ze Apache if fire n forget.
The system has been tested for use on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and the Improved TOW Vehicle (ITV). Test shots have also been fired from a C-130 Hercules (see photos below). Sweden and Norway use the Hellfire for coastal defense, and Norway has conducted tests with Hellfire launchers on Protector M151 remotely-controlled weapon systems mounted on the Stridsbåt 90 coastal assault boat
Range is mostly stated between 7 and 8 kms for most variants doesnt quite say what the range would be if phyred from land based system.