Pics have emerged of the XP-1 maritime patrol aircraft equipped with Type 91 anti-ship missiles.
The Type 91 anti-ship missile is roughly equivalent to the American Harpoon, and is deployed on JMSDF ships (SSM-1B), planes (ASM-1), and even by the GSDF (Type 88) on land.
XP-1 appears to sport a total of four hard points for missiles.
A rough comparison of Type 91 – class missiles.
|Name||ASM-1 / Type 91 (JPN)||Harpoon (US, JPN)||C-602 / YJ-62 (PRC)|
|Warhead||270 kg||221 kg||300 kg|
|Max. Speed||1,150 km/h||864 km/h||Mach .9+|
|Range||200 km||280 km||400 km|
|Delivery||Air, Surface||Air, Surface, Sub Surface||Air, Surface|
H/T: Alert 5.
A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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