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212 missile Russian air-to-surface missile. Korolev's second design for a rocket-propelled cruise missile. It was flight tested twice after his arrest in 1939 but work was then abandoned.

Rascal American air-to-surface missile, development started in 1946. Program cancelled in 1958. Project originated as Bell Aircraft Corp / AAF / Project MX-776. Requirement for a 160 km range air-launched guided missile was overcome by other technology during its protracted development.

Kh-101 Russian air-to-surface missile. Chelomei mobile-launched version of V-1

Kh-102 Russian air-to-surface missile. Chelomei mobile-launched version of V-1

Crossbow American air-to-surface missile, development started in 1953. Program cancelled in 1957.

Blue Steel British air-to-surface missile.

Skybolt ALBM American strategic air-to-surface ballistic missile, development started in 1959. Program cancelled amid huge controversy in 1963 after Britain had agreed to buy the weapon in place of its own Blue Streak.

AGM-86A American air-to-surface missile. The SCAD Subsonic Cruise Armed Decoy began full scale development in 1968. The nuclear armed missile was cancelled in 1973, only to be revived in 1982 as the ALCM, Air Launched Cruise Missile.

ALCM Air-Launched Cruise Missile, the major long-range standoff attack missile for USAF B-52 bombers in the late 20th Century. At the end of the Cold War the nuclear warheads were replaced with high explosives.

SRAM Boeing Short Range Attack Missile, an air-launched nuclear-armed solid-propellant stand-off weapon to allow B-52 and FB-111 bombers to penetrate Soviet air space. In service 1972-1990. Retired after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

SRAM-2 American Short Range Attack Missile, an air-launched nuclear-armed solid-propellant stand-off weapon to replace the SRAM. Mission was to allow B-52 and B-1 bombers to penetrate Soviet air space. Cancelled in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union without going into service.

AGM-86B American air-to-surface missile. The SCAD project was revived and the redesigned missile was designated the 'Air-Launched Cruise Missile'. Nuclear warhead.

AGM-86C American air-to-surface missile. Conventional warhead version of ALCM.



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