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Kh-38
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Kh-38ME
Type Tactical air-to-surface missile
Place of origin Russia
Service history
Used by Russia
Production history
Manufacturer Tactical Missiles Corporation JSC
Specifications
Weight 520 kg (1,150 lb)
Length 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
Diameter 0.31 m (12.2 in)

Warhead HE fragmentation, cluster warhead, armor piercing
Warhead weight up to 250 kg (551 lb)
Detonation
mechanism
Contact fuse

Engine Solid rocket motor
Wingspan 1.14 m (44.9 in)
Operational
range
up to 40 km (21.6 nmi)
Speed Mach 2.2
Guidance
system
Laser, active radar, IR, satellite, depending on variant
Launch
platform
Su-34, PAK FA

The Kh-38/Kh-38M (Russian: Х-38) is a family of air-to-surface missiles meant to succeed the Kh-25 family of missiles.

Design[edit | edit source]

The basic configuration of the Kh-38M was revealed at the 2007 Moscow Air Show (MAKS). The modular guided air-to-surface missile is meant to succeed the venerable Kh-25 missile family. The missile is designed to be carried by the fifth-generation PAK FA fighter aircraft. The missile has folding wings and tail fins for internal carriage, and would have a variety of seeker heads for different variants.[1]

Variants[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Barrie, Douglas and Komarov, Alexey. "War on Two Fronts for Russia's Missile Builders ". Aviation Week, 10 September 2007. Retrieved: 25 May 2014.

External links[edit | edit source]

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