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Hwasong 5


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North Korean mobile liquid propellant single stage tactical ballistic missile. Reverse-engineered from Russian R-17's provided by Egypt around 1980. Often referred to as 'Scud-B'. 340 km range compared to 300 km for the original R-17 design.

Standard warhead: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Maximum range: 340 km (210 mi).

AKA: Scud B.
Status: Retired 1984.
Gross mass: 5,860 kg (12,910 lb).
Payload: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 11.19 m (36.71 ft).
Diameter: 0.85 m (2.80 ft).
Span: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
Thrust: 90.00 kN (20,232 lbf).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1984.04.01.
Last Launch: 2011.06.28.
Number: 16 .

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See also
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Associated Launch Sites
  • Gitdaeryung North Korean intermediate missile base, south east of Wonson, said to be capable of launching Scud-C's, SCUD-X's and Nodong-A ballistic missiles. Known to have been used for 18 launches from 1984 to 2006, reaching up to 200 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Hwasong 5 Nitric acid/Kerosene propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 5,000 kg. Thrust 93.00 kN. More...

Hwasong 5 Chronology


1984 April 1 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. LV Family: R-17. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5.
1984 September 1 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. LV Family: R-17. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5.
1984 September 1 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. LV Family: R-17. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5.
1994 November 6 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Ashraf - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1994 November 6 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Ashraf - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1994 November 6 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Ashraf - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 June 10 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Ashraf - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 June 10 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Ashraf - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 June 10 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Ashraf - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 November 2 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Habib - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 November 2 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Habib - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 November 2 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs Camp Habib - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2001 April 18 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs MKO camps - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2001 April 18 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • vs MKO camps - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2001 April 18 - . Launch Site: Kermanshah. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1 [many launches].
  • vs MKO camps - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2011 June 28 - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Shahab. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • Shahab RV - . Nation: Iran. Summary: Operational test..

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