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AS-18 Kazoo air-to-surface missile

Country of Origin: Russia


The AS-18 Kazoo (Russian: Kh-59M Ovod-M) is a large, heavy tactical air-to-surface missile (ASM) derived from the AS-13 Kingbolt missile.

The Kazoo uses the same guidance system as the Kingbolt, but has almost double the range, using a turbojet cruise motor.

Two types of warheads can be fitted: a penetrator for hard targets or a cluster bomb for softer targets.

To compensate for the relatively short range of the TV-guided warhead, the Kazoo is launched and guided to the vicinity of...

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