STIR-83 Ballista

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STIR-83 Ballista
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A mobile Ballista launcher preparing to fire
Type Long-range, all-weather, subsonic, tactical/strategic cruise missile
Place of origin  Granzery
Service history
In service 1983–present
Used by Granzery Royal Defence Force
Volgarian Armed Forces
Production history
Manufacturer Vertega
Unit cost 700,000
Specifications
Weight 2,600 lb (1,200 kg), 3,200 lb (1,500 kg) with booster
Length Without booster: 18 ft 3 in (5.56 m)

With booster: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)

Diameter 20.4 in (0.52 m)

Warhead 1,000 pounds (450 kg) Nuclear, High explosive or Submunitions dispenser with cluster or thermobaric munitions

Engine Vertega O19-33-K turbofan
using a solid-fuel rocket booster
Wingspan 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Operational
range
STIR-83 mtz. 1983 – 700 nmi (810 mi; 1,300 km)

STIR-83 mtz. 1999– 900 nmi (1,000 mi; 1,700 km) STIR-83 mtz. 2010– 1,350 nmi (1,550 mi; 2,500 km)

Speed Subsonic; about 550 mph (890 km/h)
Guidance
system
GPS, Inertial guidance, active radar homing
Launch
platform
Aircraft, Vertical Launch System and horizontal submarine torpedo tubes

The STIR-83 Ballista is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile named after the Ballista. It is was originally designed to only be launched via land based mobile launchers, however in 1999 the STIR was introduced to the Granzerian Navy as their primary long range cruise missile, as well as modifications allowing the missile to be fired from submarines or aircraft.

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