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SS-N-24 Scorpion** cruise missile

Country of Origin: Russia


The SS-NX-24 was an advanced, submarine-launched, land-attack cruise missile. It was much larger than the SS-N-21 Sampson ** torpedo-tube launched cruise missile. The air-launched variant -- the AS-X-19 Koala ** -- was said to have a range of more than 1,700 nm (1,958 mi, 3,148 km), but no unclassified range figure for the Scorpion was ever released.


Initial operational capability slipped several times before development was finally cancelled after the collapse of the Soviet...

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