AFT10(HJ-10) and AKD-10 & AKD-09

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  1. shiphone

    shiphone Senior Member Senior Member

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    the biggest surprise in Peace Mission 2014 military drills should be the Appearance of New Gen HJ-10 Long range, optical-fibre guidance, NLOS, Multipurpose Missile with the Launcher

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    this new ATM system has been commissioned for years(about 3-5 years ) but It has been under development for decade...the first, most famous optical-fibre guidance Missile is European Polyphem (missile). As I know, China R&D team started the tracking study very early(Tracking the development of Polyphem Project)...at that time, the SPIKE NLOS was far away from its existence . HJ10 project was the result of this Tracking Study ...however, it seems that the final HJ-10 missile shares more similar feature with SPIKE NLOS, but HJ-10 is bigger and differences are there...

    the missile itself appeared first in an TV interview with the Chief Designer of many China Anti-Tank Missile projects...the huge Optical lenses was first impressive feature of this new missile ...years later ,some Dimension and performance data was released.
    Eg. the length is 2.5m , the Max Range is 10Km...

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    at the same time, the Launcher vehicle also was spotted . at least three prototypes were made..the vehicle is based on the ZBD04A chassis.( Improved ZBD04 IFV), it's a 25 tons class Universal chassis for many other weapon system

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    HJ10 has the ability to attack both the surface target and low speed Air target(Helis)...so we called it multipurpose missile system.
    it was said it had two kinds of combat modes:
    1. Fire and Forget mode--the target is locked on before the launch within the line of sight(the Photoelectric Sight on the Launcher) and range would be limited to 4-5 Kms.
    2. NLOS mode--- the target would be locked on after launch by the operator...there are two Consoles on the Lauch Vehicle .the realtime image by the missiles CCD or Thermal imaging seeker and the man controlled Command are transmitted via the two-way optical-fibre...10 km might be the limit of optical-fibre guidance, or the fibre's weight(although the optical-fibre is light) and fibre broken rate might be the problem...

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    BTW, there was old project under the same Project code existed before. it was a millimetre-wave transmission command guided Heavy Anti-Tank missile...but the project ended decades ago.

    the rare image of the launch of HJ10(old)
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  3. shiphone

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    other Loitering Attack Missile with the simliar aerodynamic layout in the world... these missile projects and AFT-10(HJ-10) all have similar combat mode-- Man-in-the-loop command & control via the RF transmitter or optical-fibre guidance...the ranges varies between 10km - 70 km .

    1. Polyphem
    2. Spike NLOS
    3. Type 96 (Japan)
    4. Net Fire

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    HJ10

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    another two China Defence Giants also provide their Solutions or Products. ... both used to focus on aerospace science and technology, nowadays they are expanding the business to other fields.

    the CM-501G of CASIC and WS-33 of CASC...both projects have a max range of about 70 Kms...

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    shiphone Senior Member Senior Member

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    AKD10 is NOT HJ10 !

    around 4-5 years ago ...we thought the the Hellfire style of AntiTank Missile on the WZ10 gunship was the "HJ-10" missile. but it seems we were all wrong. it's actually the AKD-10 which should be called 空地10- KD10(Air to Surface-10)...the Export Varient is called BA-7(Blut Arrow-7) missile. it was often displayed with the WingLoong UAV as the main weapon load.

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    not many AKD10(above) missiles were produced because a new improved varient was ready very quickly...it was AKD10A(below). the AKD-10A has larger diameter of Laser Beam rider Seeker with wider function angle...

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    a light varient of AKD-10 was also developped...AKD-10 might be too heavy for the light Recon/Attack helicopter (WZ19 and WZ-9A/Z) to carry as many as 8 missiles.. a new designation was given for this light version--AKD-09

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    some difference between AKD10 and 09

    Diameter: 170mm Vs 140mm
    Max Range: 8 Km Vs 6 Km
    Armour penetration(Static): 1400mm Vs 1200mm

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    a Land based version was also ready for export as the GT-6 ATM system...actually it was based on the Land Mast-Mounted TEST-platform(above pic) of AKD10 during the Development phase. it seems then the sighting system and missile launcher worked quite well on the Mast-Mounted platform. when the tests on land was over, the R&D team got the idea to develop a Land Launched version on this liftable mast config(below pic)...

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    finally, the question about the firepower of the Launcher Vehicle is answered by the newly revealed pix...

    8 cells of missiles ready to fire ...

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    the graduation season for some students is nearly over... the graduation examination is also a hard task...however the examination for some students of PLA artillery school is very challenging as well---to operate the real weapon system for practical attack and HJ-10 sys was one of the exam items.

    the missile just left the tube... (news image )

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    optical-fibre could be seen...

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    other ATGM sys used in exam... all active sys in PLA service.

    HJ-73,HJ-8,HJ-9

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