The AS-5 air-to-surface missile is a small supersonic, liquid-rocket propelled, cruise missile weighing approximately 7760 lb. It has a maximum speed of Mach 1.2 at an altitude of 30,000 ft. and a range of 80 to 125 nm. It can carry an 1100-lb conventional warhead, or a nuclear warhead weighing 850 to 1200 lb. For guidance, it uses active radar homing from launch to impact when employed in an anti-ship role, and an alternate passive radar homing system when used in an anti-radar role. It has a CEP of 150 ft when used in an anti-ship role, and a CEP of 1 to 2 nm when employed against land targets.
The Badger G carries two AS-5 missiles suspended beneath its wings. Production of the missile is estimated to have begun in 1963, with IOC in 1965. It was first seen in 1966.
|Type||anti-ship and ground attack standoff cruise missile|
|Launch weight||3000 kg|
|Max. speed||1080 km/h|
|Maximum range||320 km|
|Propulsion||single stage liquid propellant rocket motor|
|Guidance||active radar or anti-radar seeker|
|Warhead||impact- and direct impact-fuzed high explosive, 1000 kg|