DF-15 DF-15A CSS-6 short-range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications pictures video 010502163

 
DF-15/DF-15A M-9 CSS-6 short-range ballistic missile
 
 
 
DF-15 CSS-6 short-range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
 
Description
The DF-15 is a short-range road-mobile ballistic missile in the Chinese-made Dong-Feng (DF) missile family. The development of the DF-15 started in 1984 mainly for the export market. The DF-15 (export name: M-9, NATO classification: CSS-6) was developed by the Chinese Academy of Technology rocket engines (Academy of Rocket Motor Technology - ARMT, also known as the Fourth Aerospace Academy). The DF-15 was unveiled for the first time at the Beijing Defense Exposition in 1988. The DF-15 is in service with the Chinese army since 1995, with an initial force of 40 missiles. By the end of 1999 China had deployed 200 DF-15 and was increasing the force at a rate of 50 missiles per year. According military sources, the DF-15 was adopted by the Second Artillery Corps People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 1989. The U.S. Department of Defense estimated in 2008 that China had 315 - 355 DF-15 missiles and 90-110 launchers.
 
Variants:
- DF-15A: fitted with a new missile, the accuracy is estimated to be 30 to 45 m CEP and has a maximum range of 900 km. The DF-15A missile is slightly longer.
DF-15A short-range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
 
- DF-15B: an upgraded version of DF-15A, the DF-15B has components that greatly increase the accuracy and uses a new truck launcher (TEL).
- DF-15C: This version is designed to strike hardened underground facilities by impacting at a steep trajectory.
- M-9: the Iranian version of Chinese DF-15
- Shaheen 1: Pakistani mobile single-stage solid propellant intermediate range ballistic missile, a license-assembled Chinese DF-15.
 
Technical Data
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Missile Launch unit
The missile is located at the rear roof of a TEL (Transporter-Erector-Launcher) vehicle. In firing position four hydraulic jacks are lowered on the ground. The first pair is located between the first and second axes, and the second - for the fourth axis of the chassis.
Missile
The DF-15 (CSS-6) is a solid-fueled, single-stage mobile missile. The vertically-launched 9.1 meter long missile has a range of 200-600 km, carrying a payload of 500 kgs with high explosives (HE) or nuclear warhead and a CEP (Circular Error Probable) of about 280 meters. The missile uses a strapdown inertial guidance system on the warhead section which guides the trajectory using small thrusters. Assuming a nominal trajectory at a range of 500 km, the DF-15 missile would reach an altitude of about 120 km, achieve a reentry speed of about two kilometers per second, and have a flight time of only 6 or 7 minutes. Some reporting indicates the DF-15 currently has a 100-meter (CEP), but the missile has been flight tested to an accuracy of better than 50 meters.
Mobility
The DF-15 uses a Chinese-made eight-wheel cross-country military truck chassis TAS5450 Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) which can transport and launch the missile. The 8x8 truck TAS5450 has an opening roof missile compartment. The TAS5450 is a 25-ton 8x8 special heavy duty truck and used by the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China. A central crew compartment is located in the middle of the truck chassis under the missile to control all the firing operations. There is one single door on each side.
Combat use
The tactical use of the DF-15 is similar to the use of Russian-made Scud missiles. It is coordinated with advanced digital C3I computer system using digital computer-controlled technology and self-test functions to provide an operational preparation time of less than 30 minutes. The DF-15 is capable of rapid targeting and does not require wind corrections before launch, due to its inertial guidance system and onboard digital computer. The ability to ignore the wind, combined with the hinged doors on the TEL vehicle top which protect the missiles from the environment, allows the DF-15 to be effectively deployed anywhere in China
 
Specifications
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Type
Short- range ballistic missile
Country users
China
Warhead
HE or nuclear 500 kg
Propulsion
solid propellant motor
Armament
One missile
Range missile
200 to 600 km maximum
Guidance system
Inertiall guidance system
Radar and command station
Command and control vehicle
 
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DF-15 DF-15A CSS-6 short-range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
 
DF-15 DF-15A CSS-6 short-range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
 
DF-15 CSS-6 short-range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
DF-15 CSS-6 short-range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
   
   
 
Pictures - Video
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DF-15
 
DF-15A
 
 

 

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