| Kh-90 GELA |
(NATO reporting name: AS-X-21)
|Place of origin||Russia|
|Manufacturer||, MKB Raduga , Turaevo TMKB Soyuz , TsAGI|
|Length||8 - 9 m|
|Diameter||0,8 - 0,9 m|
|Warhead||various HE FAE TBX , two nuclear each 1.200 Mt|
|Warhead weight||200 Kg to < 1,6 Ton HE , 200 Kg < 1,82 Ton TNW|
|Engine||booster + Ramjet Raduga TMKB Soyuz (or Scramjet ?) TsAGI|
|Wingspan||6 - 8 (7,2 m)|
|Propellant||solid propellant booster , liquid ramjet (or scramjet) , kerosene|
|Maximum speed||4 - 5 - 6 Mach (can be reach < 10-15 Mach)[ citation needed ]|
|inertial, TERCOM , GLONASS , Radar , IR IIR , TV camera , Opto-Electronic , CCD|
|Aircraft , can be loaded on ship ground TEL , maybe submarine|
The Kh-90 GELAГЭЛА (гиперзвуковой экспериментальный летательный аппарат) is a Soviet Russian Air-to-Surface cruise missile. It was supposed to replace subsonic intermediate range missiles in the Soviet inventory. The missile was an ambitious project, as the main objective was to develop it into a hypersonic missile. It was to be a successor to the Kh-45, which never entered service.
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