KD-88

Summary

KD-88 (Kongdi-88) is an anti-ship missile built by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). Its export version is called TL-7. It can be launched from fighter aircraft (JH-7), ground-based units, and ships. Features turbojet engine with cruising speeds of 0.8-0.85 Mach and a range of 180 km (110 miles). Warhead weighs 320 kg.[2] Originally thought to have been derived from the C-802/YJ-82 family of anti-ship missiles, it can now be said that KD-88/TL-7 was designed to compete with that family of missiles. [3]

KD-88
TypeMedium-range air-to-surface missile
Place of originChina
Service history
In servicelate 1990s to present[citation needed]
Used byChina
Production history
ManufacturerHongdu Aviation Industry Corporation
ProducedSince late 1990s
Specifications
Mass0.6 ton
Length4.7 meter
Diameter0.3602 meter
Warhead165 kg warhead
Detonation
mechanism
Semi-armor-piercing and other

Engineramjet
Propellantliquid fuel
Operational
range
200 km [1]
Maximum speed Mach 3.5
Guidance
system
ARH / PRH
Launch
platform
Air & (possible) submerged
KD-88(YJ-83J)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KD".
  2. ^ "DSA 2018: China's Norinco reveals Fire Dragon 280A tactical missile". 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ Wendell Minnick. "China Reveals New Missiles At Singapore Airshow". defensenews.com. Retrieved 2018-11-11.