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Whiskey Twin Cylinder submarine armed with P-5 missiles.

The P-5 "Pyatyorka" (Russian: П-5 «Пятёрка»; "Pyatyorka" means "fiver" in English - the equivalent to an A grade) was a Cold War era turbojet-powered cruise missile of the Soviet Union, designed by the Chelomey design bureau. The missile entered service in 1959.

The basic version of the missile was submarine launched inertially-guided cruise missile with nuclear warhead to threaten the US coast. The missile could be armed with either a 1000 kg high explosive or a 200 or 350 KT nuclear warhead. It had a speed of about 0.9 Mach, range of 500 km and CEP of about 3000 m. The later variant had a range of possibly up to 1000 km. The first missiles were installed in Project 644, Whiskey Twin Cylinder and Project 665, Whiskey Long Bin submarines.

Versions of P-5 were later developed equipped with radar homing to be used as anti-ship missiles. The last anti-ship versions were retired from active service about 1990, replaced by the P-500 Bazalt and P-700 Granit.

There were actually three versions of turbojet-powered, cruise missiles that were called "SS-N-3" by Western intelligence sources, with multiple variants. The earliest, P-5 was called SS-N-3c, and later versions SS-N-3a and SS-N-3b. The various Russian designations are believed to be P-5 "Pyatyorka", P-6, P-7, and P-35 Progress. Some sources indicate that missiles 'P-10' and 'P-25' may also exist.

NATO called the submarine-launched radar-homing versions of the P-6 SS-N-3A 'Shaddock'. Those where carried by Echo II- and Juliett-class submarines for targeting US Aircraft carriers. Russian sources indicate that there was only submarine-launched version of P-5. The surface-launched, radar-homing version called P-35 was used by Kynda and Kresta I class guided-missile cruisers. The P-7 was possibly a longer-ranged version of the P-5, or a further development of the P-6.

Finally, there were land-based versions of these missiles transported in and launched from an eight-wheel truck.

Yugoslavia deployed the SS-N-3 system as ground-sea.



 Soviet Union


  • Length: 10.20 m (a/b) or 11.75 m (model C)
  • Diameter: 0.98m
  • Wingspan: 5 m
  • Weight: 5000 kg
  • Propulsion: turbojet with launch rocket boosters
  • Speed up to Mach 0.9
  • Range: 450 km (a/b), 750 km (model C)
  • Guidance Inertial with mid course correction via data link. Terminal active radar in conventional-armed versions.


This missile was deployed on the following ships;


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