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SS-N-1 Scrubber

The KSShch (Russian: Корабельный снаряд «Щука» (КСЩ);[1] tr.:Korabelny snaryad Shchuka (KSShch); English: Shchuka Anti-Ship Missile, "Shchuka" - pike in English) was a Soviet anti-ship cruise missile design that carried a nuclear warhead. Its GRAU designation is 4K32. It was sometimes referred to as P-1 or Strelka (Arrow). It was used in the 1950s and 1960s. The missile's NATO reporting name was SS-N-1 or Scrubber (a derogatory term about young ladies in UK usage ). It was tested in 1957-1958 on the destroyer Bedovyy (Kildin-class) and entered service in 1958, being deployed on Kildin- and Kanin-class ships. It was fired from a heavy rail launcher SM-59, with an armoured hangar. As those ships were retrofitted and modernized between 1966 and 1977, the missiles were removed (in favor of the SS-N-2 on the Kildin class and an anti-aircraft/anti-submarine weapons suite on the Kanin class).

Contents

  • Specifications 1
  • Operators 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Specifications

  • Total length: 7.6 m (25 ft)
  • Diameter: 900 mm (3 ft)
  • Wingspan: 4.6 m (15 ft)
  • Weight: 3,100 kg (6830 lb)
  • Warhead: nuclear warhead
  • Propulsion: liquid-fuel rocket
  • Range: 40 km (25 mi)
  • Guidance: inertial guidance
  • Contractor: NPO Mashinostroenia
  • Entered service: 1958

Operators

 Soviet Union

References

  1. ^ (Russian) Black Sea Navy

External links

  • GlobalSecurity.org: SS-N-1 Scrubber accessed March 15, 2004.
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