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Country of Origin: China


The Dong Feng 3 (East Wind) (Chinese designation DF-3) is a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM); it is designated the CSS-2 by Western analysts. It was the first Chinese missile to carry a thermonuclear warhead and to be powered by a more stable storable-liquid propellant.

Designed as China's first modern missile, it resembled the Soviet SS-4 in design and initial specifications. After extensive testing, the first DF-3s were probably deployed in late 1971, evidence of which was...

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