Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile

Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile

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The Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile (88式地対艦誘導弾, SSM-1) is a surface-to-ship missile
Anti-ship missile
Anti-ship missiles are guided missiles that are designed for use against ships and large boats. Most anti-ship missiles are of the sea-skimming type, many use a combination of inertial guidance and radar homing...

 developed in Japan
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SSM-1 is an improved and land launched version of ASM-1. The JSDF developed two variants: one air-launched (ASM-1C) and the other ship-launched (SSM-1B).

The basic configuration composes the same launcher vehicle
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s and loader vehicles (6 SSM-1), some radar vehicles, fire control systems, and a command control system.

Usually, the SSM-1 is launched from less than 100 km inland from the seashore.