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Guizhou (AVIC) WU-14 / DF-ZF


Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)


China | 2014



"The WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle research plane has conducted four tests to date - three of them being successful."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/27/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Guizhou WU-14 / DF-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV).
Unknown propulsion scheme.
Propulsion
7,680 mph
12,360 kph | 6,674 kts
Max Speed
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Guizhou WU-14 / DF-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV).
0
(UNMANNED)
Crew
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Guizhou (AVIC) WU-14 / DF-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) .
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
Notable series variants as part of the Guizhou (AVIC) WU-14 / DF-ZF family line.
WU-14 - Base Series Designation (early).
DF-ZF - Official Series Designation.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Guizhou (AVIC) WU-14 / DF-ZF. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 2 Units

Contractor(s): Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC) / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
National flag of China

[ China ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 20000mph
Lo: 10000mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (7,680mph).

Graph Average of 15,000 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Production Comparison
2
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
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