Nike J

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NIKE J was the name for the Japanese version of the Nike-Hercules Missile surface to air missile. It was produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. First test firings of the missile occurred in November 1970. The Nike J was also a different version of the usual Nike Hercules, in that way, that it could not be mated with a special (nuclear) warhead .

  • Length: 12.5 m
  • Diameter: 0.8 m
  • Wing span: 2.1 m
  • Weight: 4.5 tons
  • Range: 130 km
  • Speed: Mach 3
  • Propulsion: Two stage solid fuel rocket
  • Guidance: Radio command guidance

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