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Pit Viper
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Pit Viper

The Pit Viper is an Infra-Red (heat seeking) missile produced by the Empire. It possesses both good speed and acceleration. This enables it to engage fast-moving ground targets and aircraft. To achieve such high speed, the explosive component of the missile's warhead and solid fuel propellant have both been reduced. As a result, the Pit Viper has a notably short range and limited capability to inflict damage. Many pilots are more than willing to accept this trade off, however, since few targets are agile enough to evade an incoming Pit Viper.