Lavochkin La-350 intercontinental cruise missile

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Just to make a contribution, has anyone got any ideas about this lavochkine (sic) la350? Looks dangerous. I did a search and there doesn't seam to be anything on the site. Is it worth starting a thread?

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Hi woody ! :)

You have three pages (in french... but with design features) about your plane :

http://jpcolliat.free.fr/nava/x10-7.htm

The Lavochkine 350, was a russian experimental nuclear cruise missile from the end of the 50's, counterpart of the american Navaho. The range was 6500 km, the maximal speed : mach 3,2. The ram jet had a thrust of 9000kgp. This cruise missile was abandoned in 1960 because of the superiority of the ballistic missiles.
 

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Awesome, Deltafan - very cool pictures. So it was just a missile? It looks alarmingly like a cockpit on the back (kamikazi?). Can any of you French/French-reading friends help me out?
Cheers, Woody
 

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That fairing contained the startracker for the stellar navigation system, AFAIK.
 

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The recent topic of this missiles origins made me look around a bit..and i found this really atmospheric vid.

https://youtu.be/po2BPfbfKCc
 

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Terrific vid! To quote Youtube comment #1:
"No Hollywood movie from the 50's could recreate that great, fantastic, ominous and futuristic atmosphere!!!"
 

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Those intercontinental mach 3 cruise missiles were pretty awesome flying machines. I remember when I got access to the internet for the first time, more than 15 years ago. I spent many hours at J.P Colliat website, learning about the Navaho and Buriya and all the others - Snark, Matador, Hound Dog...
 

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