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RSS-40


Russian intercontinental ballistic missile. SS-18 Replacement. The designation SS-X-26 was originally assigned to the RSS-40, but the number was reused for another missile after its cancellation.

First flight tests (2 April 1986, August 1986) were failures. Tests in December 1986, October 1987, and early 1988 were successful.

Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket.

AKA: SS-26.
Status: Cancelled 1991.
Height: 36.59 m (120.04 ft).
Diameter: 3.66 m (12.00 ft).
Span: 3.66 m (12.00 ft).

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  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Yuzhnoye Ukrainian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Yangel Design Bureau, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. More...

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