Otomat Mk1

Operator: Egypt
Status: In Service
Number: 75
Acquired: 1975 – 1982
General Specs:
Country of origin: Italy
Manufacturer: Collaboration between France’s Matra and OTO-Melara of Italy
Introduced: 1971
Range: 3.7 – 37.3 miles (6 – 60 km)
Warhead: Dual warheads, a forward-facing primary HE, and a downward-facing incendiary that detonates milliseconds after the primary; 123 lbs (55.79 kg) primary & 18 lbs (8.16 kg) secondary.
Speed: Mach 0.9
Weight: 1,700 lb (771.11 kg)
Length: 14.63 ft (4.46 m)
Diameter: 1.31 ft (0.40 m)
Wingspan: 4.43 ft (1.35 m)
Propellant: 1 x Turbomeca TR-281 Arbizon non-afterburning turbojet & 2 x Hotchkiss-Brandt single-stage, solid-fuel Roxel launch rockets which are jettisoned four seconds after launch
Guidance system: Inertial mid-course guidance and an three-axis Thomson-CSF Col Vert X-band active terminal seeker
Launch platform: Ship launched
October Class
Misc: The missile is kept in a fiberglass container that requires maintenance once per year.


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