RKV-500  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Granat and SS-N-21 Sampson
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Raduga JSC
Parent System: Kh-55
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Kh-55, Kh-555, Kh-65 and Kh-65SE
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Description: The RKV-500 is a long range, cruise missile designed to carry a nuclear warhead and to be launched through a submarine torpedo tube. It features an inertial navigation system combined with a terrain correction system which compares the terrain with stored digital maps in the missile's computer memory. The RKV-55 is the Soviet counterpart to American BGM-109 Tomahawak cruise missile. The RKV-500 and the Kh-55 employed by strategic bombers share the same airframe. The RKV-500 was deployed onboard Soviet Navy's Akula, Sierra, and Victor III-class nuclear-powered submarines. The upgraded RKV-500B featuring the same improvements than the Kh-55MS missile was deployed in the 1990s within the Russian Navy.

RKV-500 Applications


Fighting Ships Project 671RTM Project 855 Project 945A Project 971 Project 971A

RKV-500 Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 520 millimeter (20.5 inch)
Length: 8.10 meter (319 inch)
Wingspan: 3.10 meter
Performance
CEP: 150 meter
Max Range: 2,500 kilometer (1,350 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 256 mps (922 kph)
Weight
Weight: 1,700 kilogram (3,748 pound)
Yield
Yield: 200 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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