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Dong Feng 11
Dong Feng 11
Service history
Used byPRC
Production history
ManufacturerAcademy of Rocket Motors Technology
Mass3,800 kg[1]
Length7.5-8.5 m[2]
Diameter0.86 m
Warhead500 kg: 2/10/20 kiloton nuclear warhead, fuel-air explosive (FAE), chemical, or submunition[3]

Enginesingle-stage solid-propellant rocket

  • DF-11:300+ km[4]
  • DF-11A:700+ km
  • DF-11AZT:600 km
Astro-inertial guidance (including ring-laser gyroscope) + Beidou
Road-mobile TEL

The Dong-Feng 11 (a.k.a. M-11, CSS-7) is a short-range ballistic missile developed by the People's Republic of China.


The DF-11 is a road-mobile short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) designed by Wang Zhenhua at the Sanjiang Missile Corporation (also known as the 066 Base) in the late 1970s.


The DF-11 has range of 300 km with an 800 kg payload. An improved DF-11A version has increased range of >825 km.[5] The range of the M-11 does not violate the limits set by the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Unlike previous Chinese ballistic missiles, the DF-11 use solid fuel, which greatly reduces launch preparation time (15-30 min). Liquid-fueled missiles such as the DF-5 require up to 2 hours of pre-launch preparation. The upgraded DF-11B has been revealed as well.[6] Estimates on the number of DF-11s in service vary between 500 and 600.[7][8] The launch vehicle is made by Wanshan Special Vehicle. A bunker buster[9] variant with improved accuracy called the "DF-11AZT" has also been revealed.[10]

[11][12] DF-11 DF-11A DF-11AZT
0.8 m (2.6 ft)
Length 7.5 m (25 ft) 8.5 m (28 ft)
Weight 3,800 kg (8,400 lb) 4,200 kg (9,300 lb)
Payload 800 kg (1,800 lb) 500 kg (1,100 lb) 800 kg (1,800 lb)
Range 280–350 km (170–220 mi) 530–600 km (330–370 mi) or
700–825 km (435–513 mi) (Unconfirmed)
600 km (370 mi)
CEP 500–600 m 200 m (INS)
20–30 m (GPS)
50~100 m


China is known to have exported DF-11s to Pakistan which is operational as the Hatf-3/Ghaznavi, and which served as the basis for the Shaheen-1 and Shaheen-2 missiles.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/dong-feng-11/
  2. ^ https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/dong-feng-11/
  3. ^ https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/dong-feng-11/
  4. ^ "Military Power of the People's Republic of China 2008" (PDF). Office of the Secretary of Defense: 66 (p66 of PDF).
  5. ^ Dong Feng - East Wind/Julang - Great Wave Archived 2014-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=45313&no_cache=1#.V5rpIFJriTc
  7. ^ DF-11 (CSS-7) GlobalSecurity.org
  8. ^ DongFeng 11 (CSS-7) Short-Range Ballistic Missile Archived 2012-06-06 at the Wayback Machine Sinodefence.com
  9. ^ http://www.eastpendulum.com/df-11azt-variante-finalement-nouvelle
  10. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-reveals-new-dongfeng-missiles_us_58f88690e4b0b6ca13416152
  11. ^ DF-11/-11A (CSS-7) Archived 2016-03-29 at the Wayback Machine - Missilethreat.com
  12. ^ DF-11 - Weaponsystems.net

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