||Guided cruise missile|
RSS (S-30) project by
started working on a project of heavy guided missile RSS (S-30) within
Missile was designed for strategic bombers A-57 and
M-50 (under development by
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).