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YJ-83


NATO: CSS-N-8 Saccade, Export: C-802A


Overview


YJ-83

YJ-83 anti-ship missile on public display. Note the air inlet between the center wings.
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Origin
China
Type
Anti-ship missile
Entered service
1998
Status
In service
Development
1990's
Developer
China - CASIC
Production
Mid 1990's - present
Producer
China - CASIC
Designations
CSS-N-8 Saccade (NATO reporting name)
C-802A (export model)
Notable users
China - PLA Navy

Overview


Facts YJ-83
General
Origin
China
Type
Anti-ship missile
Dimensions
Length
6.86 m
Diameter
0.36 m
Wingspan
1.2 m
Weight
850 kg
Guidance
Terminal phase
Active radar homing
Initial phase
Inertial navigation system
Warhead
Type
Semi-armor piercing
High explosive plus small shaped charge
Weight
190 kg
Fuse
Impact, with time delay for HE charge
Engagement envelope
Propulsion
CTJ-2 turbojet
Solid fuel booster used upon launch
Speed
Mach 0.8 to 0.9
Range
180 km

Media


Application


List of ships using the YJ-83 (incomplete)

Type-022 class

2x4 launchers for YJ-83 on rear deck facing forwards.

Type-054 class

2x4 launchers for YJ-83 amidships.

Type-054A class

2x4 launchers for YJ-83 amidships.

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YJ-8

China developed the longer range and more capable YJ-83 as the successor to the YJ-8A.