HTF5680A1

Summary

The Taian HTF5680A1 is a large transporter erector launcher with a 12x12 configuration. The vehicle comes in two primary variants. The conventional HTF5680 is a 12x12 flatbed vehicle for transport purposes. However, the most common and famous variant is the HTF5680A1 which carries ballistic missiles, most famously, the DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile.[1][2][3][4]

HTF5680A1
Dong-Feng 26.JPG
HTF5680A1 transporting a DF-26 during China's parade in 2015.
Type12×12 heavy strategic truck/transporter erector launcher
Place of originChina
Service history
Used byPLA Rocket Force
Production history
DesignerTaian Special Vehicle Company
ManufacturerTaian Special Vehicle Company
Specifications
Mass35 t (empty)
Length17.6m
Width3m
Height3m
Crew1+5

EngineDeutz turbocharged diesel
517 hp (386 kW)
Payload capacityrated at 35 tons
Suspension12x12 wheeled
Operational
range
800 km (497 mi) loaded
Maximum speed 65 km/h (40 mph)

DescriptionEdit

The HTF5680A1 is a 35-ton TEL that is produced and developed by the Taian Special Vehicle company and is currently one of the main workhorse of the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force. The HTF5680A1 has a dimple on the roof in order to better accommodate the DF-26 ballistic missile it carries. Like the WS2600, the large size of the HTF5680A1, allows it to carry ballistic missiles with far heavier payloads. The most common type of ballistic missile the HTF5680A1 carries, are IRBMs such as the aforementioned DF-26.

The DF-26 missile itself is an IRBM with a 3,000–5,471 km (1,864–3,400 mi) range, and is capable of striking Guam. The warhead of the DF-26 have made it suitable for anti-ship usage.[5]

Although it is meant for conventional hard surfaced roads, the HTF5680A1 has some degree of cross-country mobility and can travel over rugged terrain, which makes it less vulnerable to counterattacks and far more lethal.

VariantsEdit

  • HTF5680 - 12x12 flatbed transport variety

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ARG. "Taian HTF5680 Special Wheeled Chassis". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Sinotruk". offroadvehicle.ru. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "China prepares to show off arsenal at military parade - Australian Defence Magazine". australiandefence.com.au. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ Richard D Fisher Jr, James Hardy (30 August 2015). "China previews new ballistic missiles in practices for 3 September parade". Jane's Defence Weekly. IHS. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.military-today.com/missiles/df_26.htm. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)