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Loon American short range cruise missile, a copy of the German V-1 (Fieseler Fi 103).

R-11 First Russian ballistic missile using storable propellants, developed from the German Wasserfall SAM by Korolev's OKB. The design was then spun off to the Makeyev OKB for development of Army (R-17 Scud) and SLBM (R-11FMA) derivatives.

Rigel SSM-N-6 American Navy pioneering cruise missile project. Development started in 1943. Program cancelled in 1953.

R-11FM First Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Following protracted testing the design was accepted by the military in 1959 but never put into operational service.

R-11M Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Improved production version of R-11, not retired until 1977.

Polaris A1 American missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x A1P + 1 x A1P stage 2

R-15 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Yuzhnoye 1000-km range submarine-launched ballistic missile. According to Przybilski, it was related to the light ICBM later designated R-26/8K66.

Triton US Navy ship- and sub-to-surface cruise ramjet-powered supersonic missile. Development started in 1946. Program cancelled in 1957.

Polaris American submarine-launched ballistic missile. Probably the most technically innovative program in history, Polaris integrated solid-propellant, inertially-guided intermediate range ballistic missiles with nuclear submarines that could remain submerged for months at a time. All of these were new technologies, but the first ship was underway only three years after go-ahead.

Regulus 2 American supersonic sub-to-surface intermediate-range cruise missile, development started in 1953. Program cancelled in 1958 in deference to Polaris project.

R-13 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Developed from 1956-1960. First nuclear-armed SLBM.

R-21 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1962. NATO code Serb may apply to SS-N-6 instead. First subsurface launched SLBM (development began at OKB- 586 and transferred to SKB-385).

Polaris A2 American missile. In comparison to the A-1, the Polaris A-2 had a slightly longer first stage and a lighter second-stage motor casing. These features increased range to 2800 km (1500 nm), the performance originally envisioned by the Navy.

R-21A Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Version of R-21 SLBM on Yankee submarines.

D-6 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First Soviet solid propellant submarine launched ballistic missile. Development began in 1958, but the system was cancelled in 1961 in favor of the D-7 naval version of the RT-15 IRBM (itself in turn cancelled).

RT-15M Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Under the original resolution in 1961 starting the RT-2 program, Makeyev was to develop a submarine-launched version of the RT-15, consisting of the first and second stages of the RT-2. It did not proceed beyond the study stage.

Polaris A3 American missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x A3P + 1 x X-260

P-6 Russian intermediate range cruise missile.

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

Regulus 1 American intermediate range subsonic cruise missile. The Regulus was the first strategic long-range nuclear-armed guided missile deployed by the US Navy.

R-27 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1967. Correct NATO code may be Serb; Sawfly was competitor. Development completed 1968.

Zyb Russian zero-G suborbital launch vehicle based on surplus R-27 SLBM. Suborbital; 17-24 min zero G. Payload volume 1.5 cu. M. Payload 650 kg to 1800 km or 1000 kg to 1000 km.

SSBS French medium-range ballistic missile.

SSBS S112 French submarine-launched ballistic missile. Test vehicle.

MSBS French intermediate range ballistic missile.

SSBS S01 French submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Poseidon C3 American submarine-launched ballistic missile. SLBM, 2 stages, inertial guided, nuclear MIRV warhead, range that of twice Polaris A-3.

SSBS S02 French submarine-launched ballistic missile.

R-29 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. 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).

Vysota Russian intercontinental ballistic suborbital launch vehicle. Two stage vehicle based on R-29D SLBM. Suborbital; 30-55 min zero G. Payload volume 0.7 cu. m. Payload 115 kg to 5200 km or 1150 kg to 200 km. Liftoff mass 33 metric tons.

MSBS M1 French intermediate range ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SEP 901 + 1 x Rita I

R-27K Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight October 1972.

MSBS M2 French intermediate range ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SEP 904 + 1 x Rita II

Alfa Italy briefly flirted with the creation of an independent nuclear deterrent in the late 1960's. The Alfa project for an indigenous Italian submarine- and ship-launched ballistic missile was begun in 1971. Three Alfa test missiles with inert second stages were successfully launched in 1975-1976 from Salto di Quirra in Sardinia. The program was abandoned at this stage, when Italy and its neighbors ratified the nuclear proliferation treaty.

SSBS S2 French submarine-launched ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle.

R-27U Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Development completed 1973.

R-31 Russian submarine launched ballistic missile. First Soviet submarine-launched ballistic missile to reach production using solid propellants. Deployed from 1980, but withdrawn in 1990 under the terms of the SALT-2 Treaty.

Volna Russian launch vehicle based on surplus R-29RL submarine launched ballistic missiles. Suborbital and orbital versions. Payload volume 1.3 cu. M. Payload 115 kg to 3000 km or 1250 kg to 200 km altitude suborbital trajectories, or 120 (260 lb) kg to a 200 km orbit. Liftoff mass 34 metric tons.

SSBS S3 French submarine-launched ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SEP 902 + 1 x Rita II

R-29D Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1976. Development completed 1974 according to Makeyev.

Trident American submarine-launched ballistic missile. US Navy submarine-launched ballistic missiles, which superseded the Polaris.

Trident C-4 American intercontinental ballistic missile. 3 stages, inertial guided, warhead: nuclear MIRV. Could replace Poseidon in existing submarine launch tubes.

R-29K Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1977.

R-39 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First Russian solid-propellant submarine-launched ballistic missile. Deployed on six Typhoon subs, 1984-2004. Proposed as the basis for numerous satellite launchers.

3M20 Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1979. Four unsuccessful tests in 1980, two successful in 1981. Development completed 1983. SLBM on Typhoon subs.

Rif Russian orbital launch vehicle. R-39 SLBM adapted for use as suborbital test vehicle or orbital launch vehicle.

MSBS M4 French intermediate range ballistic missile. Submarine launched; MRV. Operational. 3 stage vehicle.

R-39M Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Improved version with better accuracy, increased spread of independently-guided re-entry vehicles. Entered development 1985; tested in 1988; deployed from 1989.

R-39UTTKh Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile, developed for launch from new Borey-class submarines. Intended successor of the R-39. Cancelled in 1998, after three test launch failures, in favor of Bulava missile from Nadiradize design bureau.

R-29RL Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1981. SLBM on Delta 2 subs. 7 MIRV

JL-1 Chinese submarine-launched ballistic missile based on DF-21 IRBM.

Shtil' Russian intercontinental ballistic orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle based on R-29RM SLBM.

3M65 First flight 1983. As of March 1986 only Russian SLBM in production.

Trident D-5 American intercontinental range, submarine-launched ballistic missile. Deployed March 1990 aboard the new Ohio-class submarines. 336 remain in service in the 2010's as America's seaborne nuclear deterrent.

P-750 Russian intermediate range cruise missile. IOC in 1988 est 1992+. SS-C-5 GLCM banned in INF.

Grom Russian orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x R-39 St 1 + 1 x R-39 St 2 + 1 x R-39 St 3

Shtil'-1 Russian intercontinental ballistic orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle based on R-29RM SLBM.

Shtil-2/2N Russian intercontinental ballistic orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle based on R-29RM SLBM with a special shroud. Liftoff mass 40 metric tons. Stationary launch platform.

Shtil-3N Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Proposed orbital launch vehicle based on R-29RM SLBM with new third and additional fourth stages. Stationary launch. Liftoff mass 46 metric tons.

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

SSBS S4 French submarine-launched ballistic missile.

MSBS M5 French intercontinental ballistic missile.

R-29RM Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. SLBM on Delta 4 subs. First flight June 1983. Developed 1973-1986.

Sineva Russian liquid-propellant submarine-launched ballistic missile. First launch 2004.02.18; entered service 2007. Competitor was the solid-propellant Bulava.

JL-2 Chinese submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile. DF-23, DF-31 were land based versions.

Bulava Russian solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with up to ten multiple independently targeted warheads. The first post-Soviet Russian ballistic missile, it was designed to provide Russia's submarine-launched deterrent by the third decade of the 21st Century.

R-29R Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1975; Nov 1978 first sub launch. Developed 1973-1977. 3 MIRV



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