Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile

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Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile, SSM-1
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Type Anti-ship cruise missile
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1988
Production history
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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]
150 km (81 nmi)
Flight altitude 5-6m
Speed 1,150 km/h (715 mph)
Inertial and active radar

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 150 km (81 nmi), high subsonic speed and 225 kg (496 lb) warhead, it is similar to the US Harpoon missile.


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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Radar vehicle(JTPS-P15)

Media Portrayals[edit]

The SSM-1 has been featured in Godzilla: Tokyo SOS where it was fired at the title lizard.

The Type 88 missile is among the weapons used by Homura Akemi in the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica during the final battle of episode eleven.

The Type 88 is one of the land based anti-ship missile systems used in Wargame: Red Dragon.