Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile
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|Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile, SSM-1|
|Type||Anti-ship cruise missile|
|Place of origin||Japan|
|Manufacturer||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Weight||661 kg (1,457 lb)|
|Length||5.08 m (16.7 ft)|
|Diameter||350 mm (13.8 in)|
|Warhead weight||225 kg (496 lb)|
|Engine||Mitsubishi TJM-2 turbojet + 2 solid rocket boosters|
|150 km (81 nmi)|
|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. 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 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.
The Type 88 missile is among the weapons used by Akemi Homura in the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, who fires the weapon in final battle during episode eleven.
- Wertheim, Eric (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. Naval Institute Press. p. 374. ISBN 9781591149552.
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