Russian intermediate range cruise missile. IOC in 1988 est 1992+. SS-C-5 GLCM banned in INF.
Maximum range: 3,100 km (1,900 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Maximum speed: 2,260 kph (1,400 mph).
AKA: SS-N-24; Grom; Meteorit-M; P-750.
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Status: Cancelled 1991.
Height: 13.11 m (43.01 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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