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Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1975; Nov 1978 first sub launch. Developed 1973-1977. 3 MIRV

Standard warhead: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb). Maximum range: 6,500 km (4,000 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 3. Warhead yield: 200 KT. CEP: 1.40 km (0.80 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1979.

AKA: RSM-50; R-29R; SS-N-18 Mod 1; 4K75DU; Volna; R-29R-2S; Stingray; D-9; 3M40.
Gross mass: 34,388 kg (75,812 lb).
Payload: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb).
Height: 14.40 m (47.20 ft).
Diameter: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
Span: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).

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  • R-29 First intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile (range 7800 km). First flight 1969. Development completed 1973. The variants of this missile were given three different DoD designations over the years (SS-N-8, SS-N-18, and SS-N-23). More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Makeyev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Makeyev Design Bureau, Kolomna, Russia. More...

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