Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: 3M40, R-29R, SS-N-18 Stingray and Vysota
Parent System: RSM-50
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 224
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Description: RSM-50 is a two-stage, liquid propellant, submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) developed by the Soviet Union to equip its Project 667BDR/Delta III-class strategic submarines. Each such boats carries up to 16 RSM-50 missiles. The United States and NATO refer to this missile as the SS-N-18 Stingray while the Russians also refer to RSM-50 as the R-29R or 3M40.
RSM-50 features intercontinental range of up to 8,000 km and the capacity to carry from 1 to 7 nuclear warheads also referred to as MIRVs (Multiple Independently Reentry Vehicles). As of December 2005, the Russian Navy holdings include 96 RSM-50 missiles armed with three nukes of 200-kiloton each. These missiles are fitting out six Project 667BDR submarines.
Number of Stages: 2
Number of Warheads: 7
Diameter: 1,800 millimeter
Length: 14.1 meter
CEP: 900 meter
Max Range: 6,500 kilometer
Warhead: 1,600 kilogram
Weight: 35,300 kilogram
Yield: 600 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m) Kilometers (km) Nautic Miles (nm) Inch (in) Yard (yd) Foot (ft) Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps) Kilometers per Hour (kph) Knot (kt) Miles per Hour (mph)
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