|Function||Long Range Air-to-Air missile|
|Manufacturer||Hughes Aircraft Co.|
|Engine||Solid Rocket Motor|
|Range||In excess of 100 miles.|
|Warhead||135lb High Explosive|
The AIM-54 Phoenix is a radar-guided, long-range air-to-air missile, carried in clusters of up to six missiles — formerly on the U.S. Navy's and on the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force's F-14 Tomcat interceptors/multi-role fighters. The USA has retired its AIM-54's with the Tomcat and it is believed that Iran no longer has any functional Phoenix's left.
The Tomcat is the only aircraft capable of carrying the AIM-54.
- Was capable of operating at altitudes of 100,000ft.
- Given its phenomenal range, the AT&T motto reach out and touch somebody was the nickname given to launching a Phoenix at long range.