AS.34 Kormoran

The AS.34 Kormoran is a German-produced anti-ship missile. The Kormoran utilizes an inertial guidance system for the midcourse phase, switching to active radar homing during the terminal attack phase. It carries a 165 kg (363 lb) delay-fused warhead, designed for 90mm of penetration prior to detonation. The maximum range is 23 km (14 miles).Development of the Kormoran started in 1962, being taken over by Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm in 1967. The missile was originally designed for anti-shipping roles in coastal waters, although it retains a secondary land-attack capability as well. It is currently deployed on the Panavia Tornado.

AS.34 Kormoran
Class Missile
Type Air to Surface
Manufacturer Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB)
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1977
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1977 View
Italy 1990 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) View
Deutsche Aerospace AG 1967 View
General Information
Developed by Germany
Deployed by Germany, Italy
Development Year 1967
Deployment Year 1977(1), 1990(2)
Platform F-104G, Tornado
Number manufactured 410(1), about 200(2)
Contractor Deutsche Aerospace AG, MBB

Dimensions and Performance
Length 4.4m
Body Diameter 34.5cm
Wing/Fin span 1.0m
Launch Weight 600kg(1), 630kg(2)
Range 30km(1), 35km(2)
Speed Mach 0.9(1), Mach 0.95(2)

Propulsion solid-fuel rocket motor
Engine Aerospatiale(sustainer), Bayern-Chemie(booster)
Warhead 165kg HE semipircing (1), 220kg HE semipircing (2)
Guidance Inertial, active radar

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