Technical data
Type RSS (S-30)
Function Guided cruise missile
Year 1953
Crew -
Engine ?
Length ?m
Height ?m
Wingspan ?m
Wing area ?m2
Loaded weight ?kg
Speed ?km/h
Range ?km
Fuel ?kg
Warhead Nuclear

RSS (S-30) project by N.V.Tsybin

In 1953 N.V.Tsybin started working on a project of heavy guided missile RSS (S-30) within S.P.Korolev's OKB-1. Missile was designed for strategic bombers A-57 and M-50 (under development by R.L.Bartini and V.M.Myasichev) or by specially modified Tu-95-S30. Flight control and aiming of the RSS had to be performed by operator(s) at the carrier aircraft (sheep-and-Shepard scheme).

Soon it became clear that range of reliable aiming does not allow the carrier to evade 'potential enemy' anti-aircraft defenses. At the time self-guided systems were introduced (including ones using stars), and project was cancelled. Team switched to a single-seat strategic supersonic bomber (project RS).

- RS
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  • P.V.Tsibin at 'True Supersonics'
  • R-020/RSR/NM-1 Page
  • 'Ahead of Time'

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