DF-21C medium-range road-mobile ballistic missile - DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile

 
DF-21C medium-range road-mobile ballistic missile
DF-21D ASBM anti-ship ballistic missile
 
 
 
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Description
The DF-21C is a modernized version of the DF-21 family medium-range road mobile ballistic missile. The development of the DF-21C began in 1984, intended to offer the ability to carry a much larger warhead. The DF-21 and DF-21A were nuclear strike weapons; the DF-21C is employed as a conventional weapon system, employing terminal guidance for increased accuracy. The DF-21 was unveiled for the first time to the public during a military parade the October 1, 2009. The latest variant to enter service is the DF-21D, an ASBM (Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile) variant employing a terminally guided MaRV (Maneuvering Re-entry Vehicle).
 
Variants:
- DF-21A: has improved accuracy with an estimated circular error probable (CEP) of 100~300m, with both GPS and a radar-based terminal guidance system in a redesigned nose. This version is reported to have a similar range of 1,770 km.
- DF-21B: is estimated to be the same physical size and shape of the DF-21A, but it is equipment with an enhanced terminal guidance system. The accuracy is believed to be 10 m CEP.
- DF-21C: Its maximum range is believed to be about 1,700 kilometers (1,100 mi). The new GPS-based guidance system has reduced the missile’s CEP to 30~40m, enabling it for precision-strike missions
- DF-21D: is an ant-ship ballistic missile. U.S. reports suggest a range a 1,450 to 1,550 km, but Chinese reports indicate a range of 2,700 km. Similar to the DF-21B, the warhead is likely maneuverable and may have an accuracy of 20 m CEP
 
Technical Data
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Launch unit
The DF-21C/D missile is placed inside a cylinder-shape container/launcher (TEL), with its nose extending outside of the launcher. The missile container/launcher is in horizontal position when in travelling and vertical position during launch. At the bottom of the container/launcher there are four large hydraulically operated stabilisers, which are lowered in preparation for the missile launch.
Missile
The DF-21C is a two-stage, solid-fuel, single-warhead medium-range ballistic missile system. The DF-21C missile range is shorter than the DF-21A/-21B due to a larger payload. This missile can carry a single warhead up to 2,000 kg. The accuracy is reportedly 40 to 50 m CEP. The DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile has a maximum range of 1,550 km according U.S. reports, but Chinese reports indicate a range of 2,700 km. Similar to the DF-21B, the warhead is likely maneuverable and may have an accuracy of 20 m CEP.
Guidance
The terminally guided missile DF-21C can deliver a 2,000 kg warhead to a maximum range of 17,750 km with a circular error probability of less than 50 meters.
Mobility
The DF-21C is mounted on a WS-2500 (TEL) 10x10 high-mobility vehicle, which is also used by the DF-21D, to enhance survivability by allowing the system to move off-road, making it harder to locate. This truck has a maximum load capacity of 28 tones.
Combat Use
The DF-21 and DF-21A were nuclear strike weapons, the DF-21C is employed as a conventional weapon system, employing terminal guidance for increased accuracy.
 
Specifications
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Type of missile
Medium-range ballistic missile (ICBM)
Country users
China
Launcher
Mobile truck transporter - erector - launcher (TEL)
Warhead
HE
Crew
?
Missile weight
14,700 kg
Effective range
500 to 2,150 km
Accuracy
- DF-21C/D: 30 - 40 m CEP
Guidance
Inertial coupled to a terminal radar-guidance system
Dimensions vehicle
Length: ? m; Width: ? m; Height: ? m
 
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DF-21C ballistic missile DF-21D ASBM anti-ship technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army defense industry military technology
DF-21C ballistic missile DF-21D ASBM anti-ship technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army defense industry military technology
   
DF-21C ballistic missile DF-21D ASBM anti-ship technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army defense industry military technology
DF-21C ballistic missile DF-21D ASBM anti-ship technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army defense industry military technology
 
 
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