NW079 1/144 CSS-3 Dong Feng 4 (DF-4) Chinesse IRBM - targeted to Moscow
The two-stage DF-4 (CSS-3) limited-range ICBM was
designed initially to hit the US base at Guam and later modified
to increase its range to 4750 kms so as to be able to strike
Moscow. The launcher is a DF-3 with an added upper stage designed
to provide power for boosting a 2,200 kilogram 3-MT warhead over
a range of 5,500-6,000 kilometers. The first tests of this system
were conducted in November 1970. Deployment actually began in
1975-76. An estimated 30 DF-4s have been constructed for
ballistic missile use. Two launch configurations exist for the
CSS-3: a rollout-to-launch site and an elevate-to-launch silo.
Many of the DF-4s are stored in tunnels under high mountains, and
are launched immediately outside the mouth of the tunnel.
On DF-4 was based CZ-1, launch vehicle of first Chinesse satellite. First and second stages were adopted from the missile and third stage with solid rocket motor was added to obtain orbital velocity for the satellite.