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Long Tom-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 600 kg. Thrust 190.00 kN.

No Engines: 3.

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 600 kg (1,320 lb).
Height: 3.10 m (10.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.47 m (1.54 ft).
Thrust: 190.00 kN (42,710 lbf).
Burn time: 3.60 s.

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Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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