Zhuhai Air Show 2020


by78

Lieutenant General
TL-30.

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by78

Lieutenant General
On second look, the photos of the HD-1A that you posted and captioned don’t match up with the one shown equipped on the JF-17. Four inlets in the brochure photo you posted, and just 2 on the new one. The length of the inlets is different too.

That raises the question: why is this missile called HD-1A? Is this yet another naming mistake? With such obvious differences, I would not expect the weight to be the same either. Could very well be lighter than given it has only half the inlets.

What photos of HD-1A are you referring to?
 

nlalyst

Junior Member
Registered Member
What photos of HD-1A are you referring to?
This is the brochure that you posted, with a description of HD-1A. As is visible, it has 4 air intakes ,just like the ground launch version:
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Then there is this one, with a caption saying it is the HD-1A, even though it is written HD-1 on the missile. It looks like the ground vehicle launch version but without a booster. Unclear what platform is supposed to launch it?
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Compare to the same missile with the booster:
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Finally, we have the new missile Deino posted, labeled as HD-1A, but quite different in look from HD-1. Only two air intakes, that have a visibly different shape and length compared to HD-1. Also, the rear fins are arranged differently compared to HD-1. Therefore, either the brochure is wrong or this missile is mislabeled?
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It looks more similar to the French ASMP-A missile, than to HD-1:
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nlalyst

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The air-launched HD-1A had never been publicly unveiled in either actual images or mockups until this Zhuhai show.
I saw the data sheet for this missile in the background of one of the photos. Do we have a close-up photo?
 

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