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Kh-22 (AS-4) Kitchen anti-ship missile 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 72196

Theme: Rockets

Era : 1960-1979

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Rockets

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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X-22 "Storm" (product D-2, according to NATO classification - AS-4 Kitchen - "Kitchen") - Soviet / Russian supersonic long-range air-launched anti-ship cruise missile. It is part of the K-22 aviation missile system.

It was intended to destroy radar-contrast point (aircraft carriers) and area targets (aircraft carrier strike groups) using a special (nuclear) or high-explosive-cumulative warhead.

The X-22 missile has been in production for a long time and has many modifications.

The creation of the K-22 aviation missile system based on the Tu-22 supersonic bomber (OKB-156) with the Kh-22 Burya long-range supersonic cruise missile was launched in accordance with the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 426-201 of June 17, 1958.

The development of the complex was entrusted to the Dubna branch of OKB-155 (since 1966 - MKB Raduga, chief designer A. Ya. Bereznyak). KB-1 GKRE (now GSKB Almaz-Antey) developed the K-22U guidance system for the X-22 missile in three versions - with an autonomous inertial tracker PSI, with active and passive radar seeker.

The new missile was a development of the projects of the K-10P and K-14 systems, but it was a qualitative step forward. The use of a liquid-propellant rocket engine as a propulsion system made it possible to achieve high flight speeds, up to M = 3.5 at an altitude of 22.5 km (that is, up to a speed 3.5 times the speed of sound at a given altitude), which guaranteed overcoming any existing in the time of the air defense system.

The new system received the D-2 index. The first prototypes of rockets were manufactured in 1962 by plant No. 256 GKAT in Dubna (since 1966 - the Dubna Machine-Building Plant). At the same time, the testing of the missile seeker equipment began from the board of a specially converted Tu-16K-22.