Silkworm (missile)

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Silkworm missile stored at Umm Qasr in Iraq.

The Silkworm missile was the NATO reporting name for these kinds of Chinese anti-ship missiles:

  • Shang You or SY-series
  • Hai Ying or HY-series
  • Fei Long or FL-series

These missiles were the Chinese version of the Soviet P-15 Termit missile. They used hot launch mechanism for launching the missile from ships.

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