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Variant S


Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Version with clustered Nylon-S propellant motors.

Standard warhead: 850 kg (1,870 lb). Maximum range: 1,100 km (600 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Standard RV: 49FUE. Standard warhead: NII-111 MSM. Warhead yield: 1,000 KT. CEP: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

Gross mass: 26,000 kg (57,000 lb).
Payload: 850 kg (1,870 lb).
Height: 15.00 m (49.00 ft).
Diameter: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).

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See also
  • D-6 First Soviet solid propellant submarine launched ballistic missile. Development began in 1958, but the system was cancelled in 1961 in favour of the D-7 naval version of the RT-15 IRBM (itself in turn cancelled). More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Arsenal Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Arsenal Design Bureau, Saint Petersburg, Russia. More...

Associated Stages
  • ZIF-IR-189 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 5,850/1,150 kg. Vacuum specific impulse 220 seconds. Used monolithic single motor with Nylon-S propellant. Combustion chamber pressure 30-40 kg/cm2. More...
  • ZIF-IR-194 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 14,700/2,500 kg. Vacuum specific impulse 220 seconds. Used monolithic single motor with Nylon-S propellant. More...

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