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Guizhou (AVIC) WU-14 / DF-ZF

Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)

Guizhou (AVIC) WU-14 / DF-ZF

Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle research plane has conducted four tests to date - three of them being successful.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 2014
STATUS: Active, Limited Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC) / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
PRODUCTION: 2
OPERATORS: China
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Guizhou WU-14 / DF-ZF model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
ENGINE: Unknown propulsion scheme.
SPEED (MAX): 7,680 miles-per-hour (12360 kilometers-per-hour; 6,674 knots)




ARMAMENT



None for research, though militarized model is expected to support various nuclear, conventional and unconventional loads such as Anti-Ship Missiles (ASMs), lasers, direct-energy weapons and the like.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• WU-14 - Base Series Designation (early).
• DF-ZF - Official Series Designation.






MEDIA







Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 20000mph
Lo: 10000mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (7,680mph).

    Graph average of 15000 miles-per-hour.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.