Raduga KS-1 Komet

Raduga KS-1 Komet

Infobox Weapon
is_missile=yes
name=KS-1 Komet/AS-1 'Kennel'


caption=
origin=
type=anti-ship missile
service=
used_by=
manufacturer=MKB Raduga
unit_cost=
production_date=
service=1955
engine=RD-500K turbojet
weight=3,000 kg (6,614 lb)
length=8.29 m (27 ft 2 in)
diameter=1.20 m (3 ft 11 in)
wingspan=4.77 m (15 ft 7 in)
speed=Mach 0.9
vehicle_range=90 km (56 miles)
ceiling=
altitude=
filling=600 kg (1300 lb) High Explosive
guidance=initial - inertial, terminal - active radar homing
detonation=
launch_platform=Tupolev Tu-16 'Badger'

The Raduga KS-1 Komet ( _ru. КС-1 "Комета", NATO reporting name: Kennel), also referred to as AS-1 and KS-1 (крылатый снаряд - winged missile) was a short range air-to-surface missile (primarily used for anti-shipping missions) developed by the Soviet Union, and carried exclusively on the Tupolev Tu-16 'Badger'.

Development was begun in 1947 along with a related ground-launched missile, the SSC-2B "Samlet" (S-2 Sopka), both missiles being derived from the MiG-15 'Fagot' fighter aircraft, and developed under the anti-ship missile codename "Komet".

The KS-1 was designed for use against surface ships. It was basically a MiG-15 with the cockpit and undercarriage deleted. Its main fuselage was cigar-shaped with delta wings and an aircraft type tail. It was propelled by a MiG-15 RD-500K turbojet engine. Guidance was provided by an inertial navigation system (INS) in the midcourse phase, and by a semi-active radar in the terminal phase which directed the missile to its target. A 600 kg high explosive (HE) armor-piercing warhead was carried.

The AS-1 is believed to have entered service in 1955, initially being deployed on the Tupolev Tu-4 'Bull' and later on the Tu-16KS 'Badger-B' tactical and strategic bomber, on two under-wing pylons. The missile was also exported to Egypt and Indonesia.

Sources indicate that most of the AS-1 "Kennel" missiles were replaced by the AS-5 'Kelt' (KSR-2/Kh-11), which was first deployed in 1966. The last KS-1s were removed from service in 1969.Gordon, Yefim & Rigman, Vladimir (2004), "Tupolev Tu-16 Badger: Versatile Soviet Long-Range Bomber", Midland Publishing, England, ISBN 1-85780-177-6]

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