In 1983, Soviet Air Force had accepted the new small-size cruize missile, the X-55, on strength. This missile was created by Raduga complex.
The missile has normal aerodynamic sceme with high-aspect ratio non-swept wing and under-fuselage jet engine. Both of them are buried in fuselage in stored position.
The X-55 can kill the hostile as distile as 3500 km from the launch position. Normal tactical range is 600 km. The standard Tu-95MS @Bear@ can carry up to six missiles of this type. The warhead can be nuclear or non-nuclear, of HEP or cluster type. The targeting smartness of missile is higher them that of the US AGM-86 missile. Recently the anti-ship variant was created.
I with crew after first in Russia of start-up of a battle winged rocket from the plane Tu-160..