The KSShch (Russian: Корабельный снаряд «Щука» (КСЩ)[1]; 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).



  • 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


 Soviet Union


  1. ^ (Russian) Black Sea Navy

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • SS-N-1 Scrubber — Allgemeine Angaben Typ: Anti Schiffs Lenkwaffe Hersteller: NPO Maschinostrojenija Entwicklung: 1950er Jahre …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kildin class destroyer — The Kildin Class destroyer was a series of destroyers built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1950s. They were a missile armed version of the Kotlin class destroyer Four ships were built around the KSShch (КСЩ, SS N 1) anti ship missile. When this… …   Wikipedia

  • NPO Mashinostroyeniya — (Cyrillic: НПО машиностроения ) is a rocket design bureau based in Reutov, Russia. During the cold war it was responsible for several major weapons systems, including the SS 19 Intercontinental ballistic missile. NPO mashinostroyeniya was founded …   Wikipedia