At 5:34, former TOPGUN instructor Cdr E. Vincent Aiello (the narrator) says

Looks like you've got [I can't decipher] Xes.

  1. What words was he speaking?

  2. Is he identifying the missile-looking object marked by my red arrow below?

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1 Answer 1


He says:

Looks like you've got some AIM 9Xs on the wings

Yes, the AIM 9 ("Sidewinder") is a commonly carried short range air-to-air missile with infrared seeking head, with the 9X being a particular modernized variant.


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