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Al Abbas
Part of R-11 Family
Iraqi modification of the R-17 with an 800-km range, achieved by reducing warhead weight to 125 kg, and increasing propellant load by 30 percent .

Status: Retired 1990. First Launch: 1988-04-25. Last Launch: 1990-12-28. Number: 9 . Payload: 125 kg (275 lb). Gross mass: 7,700 kg (16,900 lb). Height: 13.75 m (45.11 ft). Diameter: 0.85 m (2.80 ft). Span: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).

Al Abbas could be fired only from static launchers.

Maximum range: 800 km (490 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1990.



Family: IRBM. Country: Iraq. Agency: Makeyev bureau.

1988 April 25 - . Launch Site: Tall Afar. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Test flight - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1988 June 27 - . Launch Site: Tall Afar. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Test flight - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1988 June 28 - . Launch Site: Tall Afar. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Test flight - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1988 June 29 - . Launch Site: Tall Afar. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Test flight - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1989 February 12 - . Launch Site: Tall Afar. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Test flight - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1989 February 12 - . Launch Site: Tall Afar. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Test flight - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1989 August 21 - . Launch Site: Tall Afar. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Test flight - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1990 December 28 - . Launch Site: Umm Qasr. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Separating RV test - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1990 December 28 - . Launch Site: Umm Qasr. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Al Abbas.
  • Separating RV test - . Nation: Iraq. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).


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