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AS-6 Kingfish


The Raduga KSR-5 (NATO reporting name AS-6 Kingfish) was a long-range, air-launched cruise missile and anti ship missile developed by the Soviet Union. It was essentially a scaled down version of the Raduga Kh-22 'Kitchen', built to be carried by the less capable Tu-16.

Variants

The Raduga KSR-5 was developed in variants to be deployed as a land attack missile and an anti-ship missile. The missile was designed to be fitted with either a conventional or nuclear warhead.

Operational history

The Raduga KSR-5 was deployed aboard such Soviet aircraft as the Tupolev Tu-16 in Tu-16K-26, Tu-16KSR-2-5, and Tu-16KSR-2-5-11 variants. Post 1991 with the retirement of the Badger, the KSR-5 warstock was converted into supersonic targets.

Operators

 Soviet Union

Specifications

  • Length: 10 m (33 ft)
  • Wingspan: 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
  • Diameter: 0.9 m (3.0 ft)
  • Launch weight: 4,000 kg (8,800 lb)
  • Speed: Mach 3.5
  • Range: 300–700 km (190–430 mi)
  • Guidance: Active radar or anti-radar homing
  • Warhead: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) high explosive or 350 kt nuclear

References

External links

  • Federation of American Scientists page on the KSR-5 missile
  • Air Power Australias web page

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