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SSM-1 (Type 88)

Country of Origin: Japan


The SSM-1, or Type 88, is a ground-launched, coastal defense missile that is based on the ASM-1 (Type 80) air-launched missile. The SSM-1 is physically identical to the ASM-1, but is a turbojet-powered cruise missile that has terrain-avoidance capabilities.

The missile is a thick cylinder with a blunt nose and a cruciform delta wing that is indexed in line with cruciform tail fins.

The SSM-1 is launched from a traversable sextuple (three over three) launcher carried by a three-axle...

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