The AS-3 air-to-surface missile is a large, supersonic, turbojet-powered, cruise missile weighing approximately 24,500 lb with a range of 100 to 350 nm. It carries a 5000-lb nuclear warhead. For guidance it uses a preprogrammed autopilot for launch and climb, an autopilot with command guidance for mid-course flight, and a preprogrammed dive to target. It has a CEP of 150 ft when used in an anti-ship role and a CEP of 1 to 3 nm when used against land targets. One AS-3 is carried aboard the Bear B and Bear C aircraft.
|Type||meduim- to long-range standoff missile|
|Initial operational capability||1960|
|Launch weight||11000 kg|
|Max. speed||2280 km/h|
|Maximum range||650 km|
|Propulsion||Tumansky R-11 twin spool turbojet with afterburner, 50.9 kN of thrust|
|Warhead||high-explosive, 2300 kg, or thermonuclear, 800 kT yield|