Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile

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Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile, SSM-1
JGSDF Type88 SSM-02.jpg
Type Anti-ship cruise missile
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1988
Production history
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Specifications
Weight 661 kg (1,457 lb)
Length 5.08 m (16.7 ft)
Diameter 350 mm (13.8 in)
Warhead HE
Warhead weight 225 kg (496 lb)

Engine Mitsubishi TJM-2 turbojet + 2 solid rocket boosters[1]
Operational
range
180 km (97 nmi)
Flight altitude 5-6m
Speed mach 1.5
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance and terninal active radar homing
Launch
platform
Truck

The Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile (88式地対艦誘導弾, SSM-1) is a truck-mounted anti-ship missile developed by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the late 1980s.[1] It is a land-based version of the air-launched Type 80 (ASM-1) missile; in turn it was developed into the ship-launched Type 90 (SSM-1B) missile. The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force bought 54[1] transporter erector launchers, each carrying six Type 88 missiles, for use as coastal batteries. With a range of 180 km (97 nmi), high subsonic speed and 225 kg (496 lb) warhead, it is similar to the US Harpoon missile.

Overview[edit]

Radar vehicle(JTPS-P15)

The basic configuration composes the same launcher vehicles and loader vehicles (6 SSM-1), some radar vehicles, fire control systems, and a command control system.

Usually, the SSM-1 is launched from within 100 km (62 mi) of the coast.

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