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by The Federated States of Domanania. . 12 reads.

W-21 "Spirit" Multi-Role Cruise Missile


[size=175][b][i]Spirit Multi-Role Missile[/b][/i][/size]



The W-21 "Spirit" cruise missile was designed after the 1996 incident to replace the the W-20 missile. They were designed to also be launched from VLS systems. The main focus behind its design was to improve the navigation and target designation to prevent another incident. It has a much greater range, but a reduced payload compared to the W-20. Also being less expensive it can be produced in greater numbers, and are set to replace the W-20 entirely in the future.


[b]National Origin[/b]:[nation=short]Domanania[/nation]
[b]Designed[/b]: 1996
[b]Produced[/b]: 2015-Present
[b]Unit Cost[/b] $900,000-$1,200,000


[b]Type[/b]: Cruise Missile, LACM, Anti-Submarine Missile, ALCM
[b]Weight[/b] 1,300-1,950 kg
[b]Length[/b]: 6.2-8.9m
[b]Diameter[/b]: 0.53m
[b]Warhead[/b]: 76-200-450kg HE / 50kt. nuclear warhead
[b]Detonation Mechanism[/b]: Impact, Proximity


[b]Engine[/b]: Multi-Stage solid fuel, Turbo Jet
[b]Wingspan[/b] 2.6m
[b]Operational Range[/b]: 40-2,500 Kilometers
[b]Flight Ceiling[/b]: 1,000m
[b]Flight Altitude[/b]: 20m-250m
[b]Speed[/b]: mach 0.8-2.1
[b]Guidance[/b]: Internal Guidance, Terminal Active Radar Homing, DSMAC
[b]Launch Platforms[/b]: Naval Vessels, Fixed Wing Aircraft, Ground Launchers


[b]Block 1:[/b]
Length- 8.9m 
Weight- 1950kg
Warhead- 450 kg 
Range- 2,500km
Launch Platform- VLS, Ground Launchers
Cost- $1.2 Million

[b]Block 2:[/b] 
Length- 8.2m
Weight- 1750kg
Warhead- 200kg
Range- 1,500km
Launch Platform- VLS, Ground Launchers
Cost- $1 Million

[b]Block 3:[/b]
Length- 6.2m
Weight- 1400kg
Warhead- 450kg
Range- 300km
Launch Platform- Fixed Wing Aircraft
Cost- $950,000

[b]Block 4:[/b]
Length- 6.2m
Weight- 1300kg
Warhead- 76kg
Range- 40km
Launch Platform- Horizontal Torpedo Tubes
Cost- $900,000