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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


DF-61

In 1975 China adopted a program for creating tactical ballistic missiles for the Ground Troops. The main effort was concentrated on developing the DF-61 liquid-propellant missile with a range of 600-1,000 km. Development of this system was halted because of the connection of the head of the program (General Cheng Jiming, chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission) with the "Gang of Four." The program's objectives were revised in 1980 and targeted on the development of solid-propellant missiles.

Specifications

ContractorShanghai Academy of Space Technology - SAST
OperatorSecond Artillery Corps
Basing
ConfigurationSingle Stage
Length [meters]
Diameter [meters]
Mass [kilograms]
PropellantStorable
GuidanceInertial
First Flight19
IOC19
DeploymentSoft
Range (km)
Re-entry Vehicle Mass (kg)
Warhead Yield)
CEP (meters)



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