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RUHRSTAHL/KRAMER X-7 "ROTKAPPCHEN"
1944
 
ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATA
 
 
RUHRSTAHL/KRAMER X-7 "ROTKAPPCHEN"
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILE
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 GERMANY
MANUFACTURER :
 RUHRSTAHL AG
FIRST FLIGHT :
 1944
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 NONE - Scheduled for 1945
NUMBER BUILT :
 A Few Hundred
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 1 ft 11-1/2 in (600 mm)
LENGTH :
 3 ft 1-1/2 in (950 mm)
DIAMETER :
 5 ft 7/8 in (.15 m) Body; 5 ft 7/8 in (150 mm) Maximum
WEIGHT :
 19.8 lbs (9 kg)
POWER PLANT :
 Wasag 109-506 Two Stage Solid Rocket Motor, 150 lb (68 kg)
 
 of Thrust for 2.5 seconds
ARMAMENT :
 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) of High Explosive Shaped Charge
TECHNICAL NOTE :
 Wire guided FuG 510 Guidance System MCLOS visual guidance with
 
 wires housed in two pods fixed to wing tips and unwound in flight; or
 
 Infrared Rays; or Electro-Optical Guidance Systems
   
PERFORMANCE
MAX SPEED :
 224 mph (360 km/h)
RANGE :
 3,936 ft (1200 m)
OPERATING CEILING :
 ---
 
 
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Miranda, J & Mercado, P. Secret Wonder Weapons of the Third Reich - German Missiles 1934-1945. Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1996. ISBN 0-7643-0086-5.

Kay, Antony L. & Smith, J.R. German Aircraft of the Second World War (Including Helicopters and Missiles). Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2002. ISBN 1-55750-010-X.

 
 
     
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