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Kh-56 Air-to-Surface Missile

Vasily41

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In Tony Buttler & Yefim Gordon’s book, Soviet Secret Projects: Bombers Since 1945, there is a tactical strike aircraft called the T-58M from the mid-1960s. It states that the planned armament for it was two Kh-24 missiles, which was basically an early development of the Kh-58 “Kilter”, and two Kh-56 air-to-surface missiles. I have not seen nor heard any account of the Kh-56 outside of Tony’s book despite my numerous searching for it. Is there any information out there about this missile?
 

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Maybe it could be this thing? But that looks more like a drop tank.
I think that it is a rough sketch of a free-fall, tactical nuclear bomb, carried alongside a fuel tank, as on the Su-7.
 

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The T-58M is just an early designation for the Su-24, and this is an early configuration of it. This drawing is from the Bastion Bombers (Vol 2) book published in Russian - there, the early T-58M is mentioned as carrying Kh-24 ASM and unguided rockets from 57mm to 240mm. No mention of a Kh-56. Not sure what Yefim's source is for that.
 
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