WARHEAD - 750 LB. CONVENTIONAL OR 200 KILOTON NUCLEAR RANGE - 90 MILES WING SPAN - 6.2 FEET BODY DIA. - 2.5 FEET LENGTH - 31.9 FEET WEIGHT - 9,920 POUNDS ENGINE - INTEGRATED ROCKET BOOSTER RAMJET SUSTAINER GUIDANCE - ACTIVE RADAR HOMING SEA SKIMMER SPEED - MACH 2.5 AT SEA LEVEL
In August 1999, the first of two 8,480-ton Russian Navy Project 956A destroyers built for China conducted trials in the eastern Baltic. Each 956A warship is armed with eight supersonic 3M82 Moskit sea-skimming missiles (NATO code-name SS-N-22 "Sunburn").
The 3M82 MOSKIT anti-ship missile is produced by the Raduga Machine Building Design Bureau located in Dubna. Raduga developed the widely exported SS-N-2 Styx missile which sank an Israeli destroyer during the six day war.
The Raduga Moskit anti-ship missile is perhaps the most lethal anti-ship missile in the world. The MOSKIT is designed to fly as low as 9 feet at over 1,500 miles per hour, faster than a rifle bullet. The missile uses a violent pop-up maneuver for its terminal approach to throw off Phalanx and other anti-missile defense.CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE SUNBURN DOCUMENTS ON-LINE NOW OR ON CD!
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