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Guizhou (AVIC) WU-14 / DF-ZF

Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)

The WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle research plane has conducted four tests to date - three of them being successful.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 10/27/2018
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Year: 2014
Status: Active, Limited Service
Manufacturer(s): Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC) / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
Production: 2
Crew: 0
Power: Unknown propulsion scheme.
Speed: 7,680 mph (12,360 kph; 6,674 kts)
Operators: China


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 / Models

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