Scud D (Hwasong 7)

Operator: Syria North Korea Hezbollah
Status: In Service In Service Reported
Number: <100 A few dozen Small quantity
Cost: Unknown Unknown Unknown
Acquired: 2000-2009 1994 Transferred from Syria in 2010
General Specs:
Country of origin: North Korea
Introduced: Early 1990s
Class: Short-range ballistic missile (SRBM)
Range: 435 miles (700 km)
Warhead: 1100 lbs (500 kg)
Weight: 14,330 lbs (6,500 kg)
Length: 40.3 ft (12.29 m)
Diameter: 2.9 ft (0.88 m)
Propellant: Single stage liquid propellant engine
Guidance System: Inertial Guidance system combined with digital scene matching
Accuracy: 164 ft (50 m) CEP
Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher
Notes: Also known as the Scud-Extended Range (Scud ER).



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