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Land-Attack Cruise Missiles (LACM) - Specifications

The reported specifications are at wide variance, and can only be considered best estimates by western military analysts. Some of the smaller dimensions and higher performance numbers seem to assume that the Chinese have simply replicated the American Tomahawk, while the larger dimensions and lower performance suggest a "Tomahawk with Chinese characteristics", reflecting the general Chinese lag in engine technology.

China/U.S. Designation DH-10 (DF-10)/CJ-10
Missile Variants CJ-20 / YJ-100 / DH-2000 / DF-10A / CJ-10K
Designer/Producer People’s Republic of China
manufacturerChina Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Third Research Institute
Retirement Still in service
Mobility and Role Road Mobile / Surface-to-surface / Land-Attack Cruise Missile
Launch platform WS2400 8 x 8 TEL (CJ-10/10A) triple installation
Type 093G submarine [probably not as of 2019]
Type 052D destroyer
Type 055 destroyer
H-6K strategic bomber (CJ-20 / KD-20)
Number of Units 40-55 GLCM Launchers - 200-500 missiles “est”
Range 1500-2000 km
1500~2500 km
2,000km / 930 nautical miles / 1,070 miles
2200 – 2500 km
4,000+ km
launch weight 1090 kg
1800 kg
2.5 tons
Length 6300 mm
7.2 m
8.3 meters w/ booster

Diameter 514 mm
0.60 meters
0.68 meters
0.75 m
Wingspan 3100 mm
booster Stages/Propellant Single/Solid
sustainer engine type R95-300 turbofan
Flight speed Mach 0.75 (917 km / h)
Mach 0.8
Flight ceilingabout 10,000 feet
Flight altitude 30-50/150 meters
50-150 meters
about 10,000 feet
Warhead Type Nuclear or Conventional
Warhead Weight 300~500 kg
450-500 kilogram (1000-1100 pound)
MIRV?No MIRV capability
Yield 20-90 kt
Cruise Guidance System
  • Inertial + satellite
  • inertial + terrain matching + satellite
  • terminal guidanceoptical scene matching composite guidance
    circular error probable (CEP) 5-10 meters
    10 meters
    100~300 meters
    System reaction time 10 sec.

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