Isos wrote:This missile looks like an improved kh-15. They seem to have same flight profile.
"Kickback" 200 km retaliation weapon . That is very short range. Not feasible in todays environment.
KH-15 is a liquid fuel Rocket engine .Very difficult to maintain, transport and stock pile in ammunition reserve. That liquid fuel may be
very hazardous/deadly for military personnel. Kh-15 only to be used for nuclear conflicts. Cannot be used in mass strikes as the fallout/handling
is too difficult to manage.
And very short engine burn time possibly 1 minute max (Liquid fuel rocket).
Though I would say that kh-15 family does look very similar.
As pointed out earlier , the only thing we know about Kinzhal is "enormous jump " in technology.
Can be used in mass strikes/decapitation , very easy to handle(almost calibre level) , no environment fallout , can be stored for long time.
Golden standard/comfort for troops handling such weapons.
And solid fuel scramjet technology. Very long Engine burn time (10-15 minutes ,2000 kms with maneuvering almost like 2.5k kms effective burn time).
As many have pointed here in this forum (photo will be similar but inside will be different).
GunshipDemocracy wrote:t was actually in Jane's first I believe. BTW Janes also mentioned that in 2013 Russian (me not remember name) mentioned that there will be 2 stages of hypersonic air-ground missiles. first ~6-7Ma second 12-14Ma. I wonder is Kindzal is early implementation of second wave...
There are also different companies developing different products . It is just like mig/sukhoi difference. in missile it is more classified.
And there are many companies. We yet do not know which company developed this product.
They may have different specifications in their product lines even though the technology base is same.