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Hwasong 7


North Korean mobile liquid propellant single stage tactical ballistic missile. Derived from Russian R-17, often referred to as 'Scud-D'. The Hwasong had a 700 km range with a 500 kg payload and went into service in 1994.

Standard warhead: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Maximum range: 700 km (310 mi).

AKA: Scud D.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb).
Payload: 500 kg (1,100 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: 350 km (210 mi).

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See also
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Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

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...
  • Qom Military testing range, located near this Iranian religious centre, known to have been used for one launch in 1991, reaching 200 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Chiha-ri Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1 launch in 1991, reaching up to 200 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Hama-Allepo Syrian military testing range, known to have been used for 9 launches from 1992 to 2007, reaching up to 200 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Hwasong 6 Nitric acid/Kerosene propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 5,000 kg. Thrust 93.00 kN. More...

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