Skip to comments.China: SLBM Test Launch Failed (fell back to sub and almost sank it)
Posted on 01/26/2010 3:08:55 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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China: SLBM Test Launch Failed
(the missile) fell back on the submarine and almost sank it.
A few months ago in Yellow Sea, China conducted a secret test launch of Julang-2 SLBM, but failed, according to Jan. 25 report by Liberty Times of Taiwan.
The missile with the range of 8,000 km, which can strike U.S. mainland, was mounted on a Golf-class submarine, and launched from underwater. However, after breaking out of water, its booster failed to fire up, and fell back down on the submarine.
The submarine with 83 crews and displacement of 2,880 tons was hit by the missile weighing 10 tons, and was almost sunk. Still it managed to limp back to its base.
Ten years ago, PLAN developed Julang-2 by modifying Dongfeng-31 ICBM, and successfully conducted the surface launch, but a few attempt of underwater launch all failed.
As a result, Type 094(Jin-class) submarine, China's newest model, is so far unable to be equip itself with its own SLBM's, leaving a big hole in China's offensive nuclear capability, according to the newspaper.
They succeeded in the test launch of Julang-1 from Type 092(Xia-class) submarine, hitting a target in Taklamakan Desert, but its range is only 2,000 km and this class of submarine mostly moves within coastal waters, which is why they decided to develop Julang-2.
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I guess they’re so used to making cr!p and sending it to us...
Damn. Another recall of Chinese products.
Don’t think the Chinese have failed. They’ve just found one way that won’t work, which is part of the process. They are on their way to becoming a military problem.
What's even worse, is that China's veil of secrecy failed.
Modified Golf? Shouldn’t be too hard for even a 688 to find. One more reason for SUBRON 15.
Fuse must be getting wet....
You are absolutely correct.
Underestimate China at your own peril.
The Golf platform is over fifty years old, what do they expect.
Course if they want to lose one, we would be happy to pick it up for them like we did with the Jennifer Project.
Nobody posted Nelson from the Simpson’s yet?
They use the Golf as a test platform only. It isn't a front line unit.
Sounds a lot like the russian sumbarine corps.
These failures happened with frequency when the Polaris was developed. I don’t know if there was this type of mishap with a sub getting drilled with their own dud, but they took to flooding ballast tanks on one side to induce list. The SLBM would come out at 70 degrees or so. If it failed, it wouldn’t drill them when gravity had it’s way.
Ping for list consideration.
breaking eggs to make an future omelet out of America
.....is so far unable to
be equip itself with........
However, ... its booster failed to fire up, and fell back down on the submarine.
If the sub was underwater how did the missile land on the sub? Wouldn't there have been at least a watery cushion in between? Something is amiss here.
So do their modern subs have the occasional undersea “unfortunate” and inexplicable accident? (Hunt for Red October)
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