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Type 80 anti-ship missile

Country of Origin: Japan


The Type 80 is a "fire-and-forget" weapon – similar in this regard to the French Exocet and U.S. Harpoon missiles.

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

The missile flies on inertial guidance and sea-skims all the way into the target.

The Type 80 proved to be a reliable design and other missiles were developed based upon it, including the Type 88 SSM, Type 90 SSM, Type 91 and Type 93 ASMs.


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