Hwasong-6 (Scud-C) short-range tactical ballistic missile
 
 
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Description
The Hwasong-6 is a tactical ballistic missile manufactured by the defense industry of North Korea. The first of three successful test firings of the Hwasong-6 was reported to have been completed in June 1990. By 1999, North Korea was estimated to have produced 600 to 1,000 Hwasong-6 missiles, of which 25 had been launched in tests, 300 to 500 had been exported, and 300 to 600 were in service with the North Korean Army. The Hwasong-6 was exported to Iran, where it is designated as the Shahab-2, and to Syria, where it is manufactured under license with Chinese assistance.
 
Variants
- Shahab-2: Iranian version of Hwasong-6
 
Technical Data
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Launcher unit
The missile is carried on an 8x8 truck similar to the Russian-made MAZ-543. The missile is raised to the vertical position at the back of the TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher) before launch.
Missile
A program to modify the Scud-B is reported to have begun in 1988. The modified missile referred to as the Scud-C, which achieved a longer range than its predecessors by reducing the payload and extending the length of the rocket body to increase the propellant by 25%. The Hwasong-6 features an improved guidance system (Accuracy CEP 700 m), and has a range fro 500 to 600 km, with an 800 kg payload. The North Korean Hwasong-5 liquid propellant ballistic missile has a length of 11.25 m, a diameter of 0.88 m, and a launch weight of 6,400 kg.
Guidance system
The Hwasong-6 missile uses an inertial guidance system.
Combat use
The Hwasong-6 is able to strike any area in South Korea.
 
Specifications
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Type of missile
short-range ballistic missile
Country users
North Korea, Iran
Launcher
mobile truck transporter - erector - launcher
Warhead
Chemical and conventional HE
Crew
5 maximum
Vehicle weight
? kg
Effective range missile
500 to 600 km. maximum
Accuracy
700 CEP
Guidance
Inertial system
Dimensions vehicle
Length, 11,24 m; Width, 3.05 m; Height, 2.67 m
 
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