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How Stinger Missiles Work

        Science | Explosives

Stinger Stats

Here are the stats on the Stinger missile:

  • Length - 5 feet (1.5 meters)
  • Diameter - 2.75 inches (7 cm)
  • Weight - 22 pounds (10 kg)
  • Weight with launcher - 34.5 pounds (15.2 kg)
  • Explosives - 2.2 pounds, impact fuze (explodes on contact with target)
  • Speed - 1,500 mph (2,400 kph, Mach 2)
  • Altitude Range - Approximately 11,000 feet (3 km)
  • Distance Range - Approximately 5 miles (8 km)

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