R-9 missile being erected on pad
Credit: © Mark Wade
Russian intercontinental ballistic missile. Alternate silo-launched version, silo hardened to 15-30 atmospheres overpressure.
AKA: SS-8 Mod. 2; 8K75; Sasin; Dolina.
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Gross mass: 80,000 kg (176,000 lb).
Height: 24.18 m (79.33 ft).
Diameter: 2.68 m (8.79 ft).
Span: 2.68 m (8.79 ft).
R-9 ICBM developed by Korolev OKB using liquid oxygen/kerosene propellants. The Soviet military favoured storable propellants as advocated by Glushko and implemented by Yangel and Chelomei. Development of the R-9 was protracted and it was deployed in only very limited numbers between 1964 and 1974. More...
missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Korolev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Korolev Design Bureau, Kaliningrad, Russia. More...
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