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SS-N-12 Sandbox

Country of Origin: Russia


The SS-N-12 Sandbox followed the SS-N-3 Shaddock anti-ship missile, both being capable of supersonic speed. They were initially deployed on Soviet KIEV-class aircraft carriers, which entered service in the mid-1970s.

The missile has a two-section tailless airframe, a cylindrical forebody with a pointed nose and a larger aft section with a ventral turbojet intake; swept wings with trailing edge control surfaces; and small tail fins.

Despite the higher speed, the Sandbox probably...

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