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The Shahab-2 ( Persian شهاب, German: about Meteor-2 ) is an Iranian short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) and the successor to the Shahab-1 missile.


Compared to its predecessor, the Shahab-2 is said to have received improved inertia control . The missile was developed in North Korea , using the Soviet R-17M as its base . Known as Hwasong-6 in North Korea , it has been exported to a variety of countries. From 1990, facilities for the assembly and manufacture of the missile are said to have been built in Iran, and around 60 pieces are said to have been delivered directly from North Korea. The US estimates that Iran has a total of at least 200 copies ready for use.

The first launch of a North Korean Scud-C in Iran took place in May 1991 at a test center southeast of Tehran , the rocket flew about 500 km and hit near Shahrud in the Semnan province .

US analyzes assume around 50 missiles of this type in the Iranian arsenal in 2018.

Technical specifications

Parameter Data
Range 500 km
CEP 50 m
diameter 0.885 m
height 11.37 - 12.29 m
Takeoff mass 6370 - 6500 kg
stages 1
fuel Tonka-250 (50% triethylamine , 50% xylidine / T-1)
Oxidizer AK-20P (27% N 2 O 4 , 73% ENT 3 )
Warhead 750 - 989 kg

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