The KSShch (Russian: Корабельный снаряд «Щука» (КСЩ); tr.:Korabelny snaryad Shchuka (KSShch); English: Shchuka Anti-Ship Missile, "Shchuka" - pike in English) was a Soviet anti-ship cruise missile design that carried a nuclear warhead. Its GRAU designation is 4K32. It was sometimes referred to as P-1 or Strela (Arrow). It was used in the 1950s and 1960s. The missile's NATO reporting name was SS-N-1 or Scrubber (a derogatory term about young ladies in UK usage). It was tested in 1957-1958 on the destroyer Bedovyy (Kildin-class) and entered service in 1958, being deployed on Kildin-class and Kanin-class ships. It was fired from a heavy rail launcher SM-59, with an armoured hangar. As those ships were retrofitted and modernized between 1966 and 1977, the missiles were removed (in favor of the SS-N-2 on the Kildin class and an anti-aircraft/anti-submarine weapons suite on the Kanin class).
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Total length: 7.6 m (25 ft)
- Diameter: 900 mm (3 ft)
- Wingspan: 4.6 m (15 ft)
- Weight: 3,100 kg (6830 lb)
- Warhead: nuclear warhead
- Propulsion: liquid-fuel rocket
- Range: 40 km (25 mi)
- Guidance: inertial guidance
- Contractor: NPO Mashinostroenia
- Entered service: 1958
Operators[edit | edit source]
- The Soviet Navy employed the KSShch on Kildin and Kanin class ships. The missile was withdrawn by 1977.
References[edit | edit source]
- (Russian) Black Sea Navy
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- GlobalSecurity.org: SS-N-1 Scrubber accessed March 15, 2004.
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