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AS-X-19 Koala cruise missile

Country of Origin: Russia


The AS-X-19 Koala was a developmental supersonic, air-launched, land-attack cruise missile. It was derived from the SS-NX-24 Scorpion submarine-launched missile.

The Koala was expected to arm the Tu-142 Bear-H long-range bomber, each aircraft carrying two missiles. It was supersonic and had a greater range than the U.S. AGM-86 ALCM or BGM-109 Tomahawk. The AS-X-19 was propelled either by a high-performance turbojet or combined rocket/ramjet engine. In a first for a cruise missile,...

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