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Korean modification


American surface-to-air missile. South Korea displayed a modification of the Nike Hercules with a new monolithic single-engine solid propellant stage of South Korean manufacture. The modification was believed to also have guidance changes allowing it to serve as a surface-to-surface missile.

Standard warhead: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Maximum range: 400 km (240 mi).

Gross mass: 4,500 kg (9,900 lb).
Payload: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 12.50 m (41.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Span: 2.30 m (7.50 ft).

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  • Nike Hercules Two stage surface-to-air missile, replaced Nike Ajax, operational with the US and allied armies. Rocket stages later used in sounding rockets. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

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