WTD 61 Tornado 98+77 Kormoran 2 testplatform

Product information "WTD 61 Tornado 98+77 Kormoran 2 testplatform"

High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. All texts in german. DIN A2 and DIN A1 versions are optional, and will be printed after reception of the order which means a delay of ca. 1 week for the shipping.

Background Story

The KORMORAn anti-ship missile has a major part of its origin in a french project by Aerospatiale and was developed starting 1964 by the MBB company which merged later with the european EADS, later AIRBUS, company. Basis was the tactical request of the Navy for a "fire and forget" weapon to oppose ships.

Working principle: After the radar of the carrier airplane has detected a target, its data, like direction and speed of movement (vector), distance and own speed, are handed to the missile which then is fired. The airplane can turn away from the threat right after the launch and stay outside the threat circle. At first the KORMORAN fires two smal start-engines to accelerate fast. After that the engine for the march is fired and accelerates approx. to Mach 0.9. 100 seconds of burning time are good for an estimated range of 40 km. Navigation towards the target is controlled then by an innertial navigation platform. The low altitude of less than 30 meters above the waves is controlled by a radar altimeter. Close to the target the missile descends down very close to the surface and the waves to hit the vessel right above the waterline. To avoid detection in the final approach by radar warning equipment the missile uses a very small sector of its search radar only. The missile does not explode upon impact but penetrates the hull fist to continue to the inside. KORMORAN 2 provies a much more capable warhead, a better target distinction and higer safety against interrogation compared to KORMORAN 1.