Kh-59


Kh-59

Infobox Weapon
is_missile=yes
name=Kh-59ME Ovod-ME


caption=
origin= USSR
type=Medium-range, air-to-surface missile
used_by=
manufacturer=Raduga NPO
unit_cost=
propellant=
production_date=
service=1991- present
engine=solid-propellant booster, turbofan sustainer
engine_power=
weight=930 kg
length=
height=
diameter=
wingspan=
speed=280 m/s
vehicle_range=115 km
ceiling=
altitude=50-1100 m
filling=320 kg
guidance=TV command
detonation=Impact
launch_platform=

The Kh-59 Ovod, NATO reporting name AS-13 Kingbolt is a Russian tactical cruise missile produced by Raduga, first revealed in November 1991 in Dubai.

It is propelled by a powder-fuel engine, and incorporates a powder-fuel accelerator in the tail. The folding stabilizers are located in the front of the missile, with wings and rudder in the rear.Another variant is the Kh-59ME (NATO reporting name AS-18 Kazoo), which has a much larger warhead and a turbofan engine rather than a powder-fuel engine, but retains the powder-fuel accelerator. It also has a dual guidance system consisting of an inertial guidance system to guide it into the target area and a television system to guide it to the target itself.


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