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AS 34(1) Kormoran I

Country of Origin: Germany


The German Kormoran I is a "fire-and-forget" air-launched anti-ship missile. Development began in the mid-1960s as a joint project by Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm and Aerospatiale.

The Kormoran is based on a Nord Aviation upgrade of the French AS30 that was not produced. Testing began in 1970, with service introduction seven years later.

The missile is a pointed cylinder, with cruciform sharply swept wings at midbody and small cruciform trapezoidal control surfaces at the tail...

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