Kickback is the NATO reporting name for the Russian Kh-15P, a medium range solid-rocket cruise missile. It reaches speeds of up to mach 5, with a range of between 150 and 200km. It can be used in the anti-radiation or anti-shipping role, carrying a 250kg conventional warhead.

The Tu-22M Backfire can carry several of these missiles, and the Tu-160 Blackjack can carry even more. The anti-radar version of these missiles would be used to cut a swath through enemy air defenses prior to a strike.

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