Russian intermediate range cruise missile.
Standard warhead: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Maximum range: 740 km (450 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 350 KT. CEP: 1.45 km (0.90 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 1,690 kph (1,050 mph). Minimum range: 280 km (170 mi). Initial Operational Capability: 1962.
AKA: SS-N-3C; 4K48; Shaddock-B.
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Gross mass: 4,500 kg (9,900 lb).
Payload: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 10.24 m (33.59 ft).
Diameter: 0.98 m (3.21 ft).
Span: 2.07 m (6.79 ft).
Soviet Strategic Cruise Missiles As in America, in the 1946 assessments of German military technology, the technical problems of the intercontinental ballistic missile seemed far less than a high-speed cruise missile for the same mission. The Soviet Union developed several such missiles, counterparts to the American Navaho. As in America, it turned out that the ICBM was ready before the cruise missiles were - the navigation and propulsion issues of Mach 3 intercontinental flight were much more difficult than those for Mach 22 ballistic flight. As in America, the projects were cancelled, although they contributed greatly to the national technological base. More...
missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...
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