DF-1 / Project 1059

The Dong Feng 1 (DF-1), or “1059” in its military code name, was a Chinese copy of the Soviet R-2 (NATO designation: SS-2 ‘Sibling’). It was a single-stage, liquid-propellant, short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed from the German V-2 technology. The DF-1/”1059” was China’s first indigenously-built ballistic missile, but it did not enter operational service.

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