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DF-3A


Chinese intermediate range ballistic missile.

Standard warhead: 2,140 kg (4,710 lb). Maximum range: 2,810 km (1,740 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 3,300 KT. CEP: 0.87 km (0.54 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket, Nitric acid+N2O4 (AK-27)/UDMH. Initial Operational Capability: 1987. Total Number Built: 70.

AKA: Dong-Feng 3A.
Gross mass: 63,843 kg (140,749 lb).
Payload: 2,140 kg (4,710 lb).
Height: 23.99 m (78.70 ft).
Diameter: 2.25 m (7.38 ft).
Span: 2.74 m (8.98 ft).
First Launch: 1985.12.01.
Last Launch: 1986.01.01.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • DF-3 The DF-3 project began in 1964 with the objective of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the Philippines (earlier referred to as the DF-1). More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • CALT Chinese manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Beijing, China. More...

DF-3A Chronology


1985 Dec - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Vehicle: DF-3A.
  • R&D range test - . Nation: China. Agency: MAI. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1986 Jan - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Vehicle: DF-3A.
  • R&D range test - . Nation: China. Agency: MAI. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

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