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New Ware 1/144 CSS-2 Dong Feng 3 (DF-3) 1st Chinese IRBM NW080

New Ware 1/144 CSS-2 Dong Feng 3 (DF-3) 1st Chinese IRBM NW080

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NW080 1/144 CSS-2 Dong Feng 3 (DF-3) first Chinesse IRBM - Construction kit of CSS-2 IRBM- 14 resin parts

Manufacturer's description: The DF-3 (CSS-2) is China's first domestic developed intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). After the Soviets refused to provide China with R-12 (SS-4 Sandal) missile design, China decided to develop their own IRBM in early 1960s. As with the R-12, the DF-3 used storable liquid propellants and a cluster of four engines with a total lift-off thrust of 64 tons. The development of the missile, which began in September 1958, proved more difficult than expected. Early firings of the DF-3 were from Shuangchengtzu during 1967. The DF-3 provided the first stage for the follow-on CSS-3 (DF-4) IRBM. It also provided the first stage of China's first space launch vehicle CZ-I or Long March 1.


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