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This is a discussion on Chinese Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms within the Strategic Defense forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; Range:12,000kilometres Precision:300metres Amout of warheard:6 link: http://bbs.military.china.com/jsp/pu...1700416&page=0...

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    Chinese Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms

    Range:12,000kilometres
    Precision:300metres
    Amout of warheard:6
    link:http://bbs.military.china.com/jsp/pu...1700416&page=0
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    Re: China's DF-41

    When will this thing be deployed? I hope before 2008. CSB has shown his willingness to upset the status quo. He may make his move just before Beijing 2008.

    Even a small number of DF-41 are extremely useful to (1) deter US intervention, or (2) limit any US intervention to a local, conventional conflict.

    If China appears to lack an effective second strike capability, it would be too easy for the US to force China to back down with nuclear threats.

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    Re: China's DF-41

    I am not sure , but this webite reveals that DF-41 has been deployed in second artillery troops , which is China's strategic missile troop

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    Re: China's DF-41

    What website are you referring to? I look a look at the link you posted (I read Chinese) and it didn't say anything there.

    According to your sources, when was it deployed? Recently?

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    Re: China's DF-41

    I began to suspect that whether DF-41 will ever be developed. I was told that apparently China encountered some technical difficulty in developing DF-31, and is now moved to develop its improved variant DF-31A. The DF-41 may well still on paper
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    Re: China's DF-41

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger604
    What website are you referring to? I look a look at the link you posted (I read Chinese) and it didn't say anything there.

    According to your sources, when was it deployed? Recently?

    i have to say that although you can read chinese , but i am not sure whether you understand how chinese to think over , when they show new weapons , they will not reveal them officially but semi-officially , the semi-official channel is magazines, newspapers , the picture's origion is a chinese magazine named "modern weapons "
    (not sure how to translate it correctly )
    i think i have said that the DF41 had been deployed , I got this conclusion through these chinese words' implication .

    here is another website on o94 nuclear submarine and DF41 http://jczs.sina.com.cn/bbs/2006/0302/14364004.html , according to my judge , i think most of what he said is true .

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    Re: China's DF-41

    Thanks for the link, that article was really helpful.

    A question though. In the article he said that DF-41 is expected to be silo-based because they're too heavy to go on roads. But the picture of the DF-41 below shows it to be a on cross-country vehicle, like the Russian Topol-M.

    Another question, what is this "new heavy ICBM" they keep referring to? I think they call it 现役型 with a 甲型 and a 乙型.

    Is this the DF-31A?

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    Is this missile DF-41?

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    Re: China's DF-41

    I am sure this photo is a Russian missile (not sure about the model), possibly with some PS too. I don't know why so many people think this is a Chinese missile. Where does it indicate anything related to Chinese or PLA????

    There are so many PS photos around on Internet.

    Take my word, the DF-41 has never left drawing board!
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    Re: China's DF-41

    i agree with Dongfeng.

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    Re: China's DF-41

    Quote Originally Posted by Dongfeng
    I am sure this photo is a Russian missile (not sure about the model), possibly with some PS too. I don't know why so many people think this is a Chinese missile. Where does it indicate anything related to Chinese or PLA????

    There are so many PS photos around on Internet.

    Take my word, the DF-41 has never left drawing board!

    I thought the DF-41 was the Topol M ?

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    Re: China's DF-41

    It is very possible the DF-41 is in the stage of development, though operational or built, I highly doubt. That missile photo above, I doubt is the DF-41, where is the PLA insignia? The Chinese put that on all military vehicles even prototypes, then again, the guy walking near the vehicle looks Chinese, (you can tell if you copy and past it on to your desktop and zoom in). Im suspicious. it does not look photo shoped either. The missile does not look like a russian missile from any that I heard, I suggest some one search up photos of Russian missiles and see if we can find a match.

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    Re: China's DF-41

    To answer your questions, you can see some Chinese sources I've posted in the thread below as well as the link posted above by homeless:

    PLA ICBM Force in 2016

    To summarize/translate from the articles, the DF-31 has been operational at least since 2002/03 if not earlier. There are two "sucessors" to it.

    The DF-41 is a scaled up DF-31 with longer range and more payload. It has been tested but is not yet deployed. It is also mobile, but cannot be warm launched. The articles give very detailed information about it.

    There is a DF-31A, which is supposed to be the most technologically advanced. It's mobile and 12,000 km ranged. According to one of the articles, this is very similar to the Topol-M.

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    Re: China's DF-41

    Quote Originally Posted by Dongfeng
    There are so many PS photos around on Internet.

    Take my word, the DF-41 has never left drawing board!
    you are right, after DF-31 a/b/c series, PLA will come up with brand new design that rival the Topol-M

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    Re: China's DF-41

    Well the first picture, you can see the full version on the China missile thread posted by swimmerXC. The picture, is just the author's imagination on how the DF-41 would look like, but his info seems acurate, for all you guys who can read chinese, read it.

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