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Henschel GT 1200

Anti-ship Missiles




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Service Data

In Service: to

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Henschel
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Anti-ship Missiles

Guidance system:
Length: 7.32 m
Wingspan: 3.97 m
Diameter: m
Weight: kg
Engine: 1 × Schmidding 109-573 solid fuel rocket engine producing up to 100 kg of thrust
Maximum speed: km/h
Range: km
Warhead: kg
Fuze: magnetic
Launch Platform:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
Henschel GT 1200A
Henschel GT 1200B
Henschel GT 1200C

Other: Missiles
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History

The Henschel GT 1200 was a guided Anti-ship Missile which was produced in the last years of the war by Henschel und Sohn.

It was fitted with a small solid fuel rocket motor. After the torpedo hit the water its wings and tail section broke off, Then the second more powerful solid fuel rocket motor switched on this also provided the propulsion underwater for the Henschel GT 1200 used a magnetic fuze so that it could explode directly below the target

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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