Kh-66 / AS-7 “KERRY”

The Kh-66 and Kh-23 Grom air to surface missiles, designated by the NATO as AS-7 Kerry, arose by a request from the North Vietnamese Government for a missile that could counteract the American AGM-12 Bullpup missile. In 1966 was designed a missile named Kh-66, which was actually the body of an AA-3 Anab air to air missile in which a beam-riding guide system and a 100kg warhead were installed. They started to be produced in 1968 for the MiG-21 PFM fighter aircraft, but they had the drawback that launcher aircraft had to aim at the target constantly. Meanwhile, another version known as Kh-23 was developed for the new Soviet MiG-23 Flogger aircraft, but suffered numerous delays and was not ready until 1973. There were different versions such as the Soviet Kh-23L and Kh-23M with laser guidance system, the A-921 built in Romania, the Grom A missile from Yugoslavia and Grom B variant made in Serbia.

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Country of origin

Soviet Union


Zvezda Strela


Air-to-surface missile

Entered service


Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

3.63 x 0.27 meters

Missile/bomb weight

278 kg

Missile speed

Mach 1.9 (2,325 km/h)

Missile range

10 km

Guidance system

Beam riding