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Air-to-Surface Strategic Nuclear Missile

Kh - 15

NATO Designation AS-16 "Kickback"

Entered service in 1988
Range 150 km
Weight 1 200 kg
Weight of warhead 150 kg
Type of warhead  nuclear 100 ktons
Speed 5 400 km/h (5 M)
Guidance internal + active radar
Length 4.78 m
Carried by Tu-95, Tu-22M, Tu-160 bombers
   The Kh-15 air-to-surface missile, known as AS-16 "Kickback" with NATO countries was developed by Soviet Union and was intended to defeat ground targets with it's nuclear warhead. Basic variant of this missile is completed with a nuclear warhead. Other variants based on the same air-to-surface missile are the Kh-15A (unknown type and purpose), Kh-15P anti-radar missile, Kh-15S high-explosive missile (other sources claim, that the Kh-15S is a dedicated anti-ship missile).

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