Kh-55 ALCM
The Kh-55 (Russian: Х-55; NATO:AS-15 'Kent'; RKV-500;) is a Soviet/Russian air-launched cruise missile, designed by MKB Raduga. It has a range of up to 3,000 km (1,620 nmi) and can carry conventional or nuclear warheads. Kh-55 is launched exclusively from bomber aircraft and has spawned a number of conventionally armed variants mainly for tactical use, such as the Kh-65SE and Kh-SD, but only the Kh-101 and Kh-555 appear to have made it into service. Contrary to popular belief, the Kh-55 was not the basis of the submarine- and ground-launched RK-55 Granat (SS-N-21 'Sampson' and SSC-X-4 'Slingshot'). This weapon is carried on the Tu-160, and can be carried on the Tu-95MS. The weapon features wings and engines deployed on launch to save space onboard. I have included both in-flight, and in-transit models #air_launched_cruise_missile #ALCM #cold_war #cruise_missile #missile #russian #russian_cruise_missile #russian_missile #soviet #soviet_cruise_missile #soviet_missile
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