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Hsiung Feng II


雄風二型


Overview


Hsiung Feng II

A Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missile on static display.
Source: Gen Fumio - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Taiwan
Type
Anti-ship missile
Entered service
1990
Status
In service
Development
1983 - 1990 (Block I)
2014 - 2017 (Block II)
Developer
Taiwan - National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Production
1990’s - present
Producer
Taiwan
Number produced
Several hundred (estimate)
Designations
Brave Wind II
HF-2
雄風二型
Notable users
Taiwan

Details


Facts Hsiung Feng II
General
Origin
Taiwan
Type
Anti-ship missile
Dimensions
Length
4.9 m
Diameter
0.40 m
Wingspan
1.2 m
Weight
695 kg
Guidance
Terminal phase
Dual mode seeker, active radar homing and IR homing
Initial phase
Inertial navigation
Warhead
Type
HE semi armor piercing
Weight
180 kg warhead, equivalent to 225 kg TNT
Engagement envelope
Propulsion
Turbojet sustainer engine
Solid propellant booster section
Speed
Mach 0.85
Range
160 km
Altitude
250 m upon launch, sea skimming up to 5 m in terminal phase

Launch platforms


Kang Ding class

Aerial view of Kang Ding class frigate in service with Taiwan.
Source: ROC Ministry of Defense - © Public domain

Cheng Kung class
8x Cheng Kung class, based on US Oliver Hazard Perry class design.
6x Kang Ding class frigate, based on French La Fayette class design.
Tuo Chiang class
Catamaran type small corvette of Taiwanese origin, about 12 planned.
Kuang Hua VI class
Missile boat of Taiwanese origin, about 30 planned.
Coastal defense system
Used in fixed position and truck based coastal defense systems.

Media


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