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AS-2 Kipper anti-ship missile

Country of Origin: Russia


The AS-2 was an obsolescent, air-launched, anti-ship cruise missile that can be launched by the Tu-16 Badger C bomber. It has been replaced by the AS-5 Kelt. The Kipper was likely no longer effective against modern warship defenses at the end of its service life.

The turbojet-powered AS-2 was used in a low-level run-in on the target, launched when the missile was within its range. A single Kipper was suspended from the bottom of the Tu-16 Badger C bomber, under the middle of the...

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