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ZZ Modell

P-15U Termit Anti-Schip Missile 1/87 Scale Plastic Model Kit ZZ Modell 87102

Theme: Military

Era : 1980-1999

Scale : 1/87

Material : Plastic

Series: Rockets

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The P-15 Termit (Russian: П-15 "Termite"; English: termite) is an anti-ship missile developed by the Soviet Union's Raduga design bureau in the 1950s. Its GRAU designation was 4K40, its NATO reporting name was Styx or SS-N-2. China acquired the design in 1958 and created at least four versions: the CSS-N-1 Scrubbrush and CSS-N-2 versions were developed for ship-launched operation, while the CSS-C-2 Silkworm and CSS-C-3 Seersucker were used for coastal defense. Other names for this basic type of missile include: HY-1, SY-1, and FL-1 Flying Dragon (Chinese designs typically differ for export and domestic use, even for otherwise identical equipment), North Korean locally produced KN-1 or KN-01, derived from both Silkworm variants and Russian & USSR P-15, Rubezh, P-20 P-22 .
Despite its massive size, thousands of P-15s were built and installed on many classes of ships from torpedo boats to destroyers, as well as coastal batteries and even bombers (Chinese versions).
The P-15 was not the first anti-ship missile in Soviet service; that distinction goes to the SS-N-1 Scrubber, and to the aircraft-launched AS-1 Kennel. The SS-N-1 was a powerful but rather raw system, and it was quickly superseded by the SS-N-3 Shaddock. This weapon was fitted to 4,000-ton Kynda class cruisers and replaced an initial plan for 30,000-ton battlecruisers armed with 305mm and 45mm guns. Rather than rely on a few heavy and costly ships, a new weapons system was designed to fit smaller, more numerous vessels, while maintaining sufficient striking power. The P-15 was developed by the Soviet designer Beresyniak, who helped in the development of the BI rocket interceptor.