Type 81 Surface-to-air Missile

The Type 81 Surface-to-Air Missile (81式短距離地対空誘導弾) or Tan-SAM (短SAM) is a Japanese developed surface-to-air missile currently in service with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

Type 81 Surface-to-air Missile
Class Missile
Type Surface to Air
Manufacturer Toshiba
Origin Japan
Country Name Origin Year
Japan 1981
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Japan 1981 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Toshiba 1800 View

Type Mobile, short-range surface-to-air missile
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1981–present
Used by Japan
Production history
Designed 1966
Manufacturer Toshiba
Number built Approx. 1,800
Specifications
Weight 100 kg
Length 2.7 meters
Diameter 160 mm
Warhead 9.2 kg HE-fragmentation
Detonation
mechanism
Contact and radar proximity
Engine Nissan Motor single-stage solid-fuel rocket motor
Wingspan 600 mm
Operational
range
0.5 - 14 km
Flight ceiling 15 to 3,000 meters
Speed Mach 2.9
Guidance
system
Kawasaki Heavy Industries inertial guidance with Toshiba passive infrared homing for terminal guidance
Launch
platform
Isuzu Motors 6×6 Type 73 armoured mobile truck

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