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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babur_(cruise_missile)

The following is the picture of Pakistan's LACM Babur-II. Its billed range is 750 km.

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The following is the picture of Pakistan's SLCM Babur-III. Its billed range is 450 km.

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Why could the range of Babur-III possibly be smaller than that of Babur-II?

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  • $\begingroup$ I would recommend you follow the Weapons proposal as this question would probably be on topic there if it makes it as a full Stack Exchange site. $\endgroup$ Feb 4 '17 at 11:30
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Probably, the changes needed to make the missile sea-launchable affected the range by either decreasing the size (fuel capacity) or increasing the weight of the missile, or both. Launching an air-breathing missile by first shooting it through the water is significantly different than launching it straight into the atmosphere from the land-mobile launcher, so it isn't surprising that other changes had to be made to the missile itself -- changes that reduce its range.

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