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RT-2PM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 360
Also Known As: RS-12M, SS-25 Sickle and Topol
Origin: Russia
Parent System: RT-2PM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 360
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Description: The RT-2PM, also known as Topol and SS-25 Sickle NATO-codename, is a three-stage, solid fuel, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) designed to carry a single nuclear warhead. The road mobile SS-25 Sickle ballistic missile was designed to be mounted on all terrain vehicle for improved survivability in the event of an US nuclear strike. The all-terrain vehicle acts as Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL). It requires much more personnel and maintenance than silo-based ballistic missiles.

The SS-25 single nuclear warhead features a yield of 550 kilotons. In order to protect the reentry vehicle from future Anti-Ballistic Defenses (ABM), it carries an increased countermeasure payload over previous generations of Soviet ballistic missiles.

The SS-25/Topol missiles were modified to extend their service life. By 2015, they will be completely retired by the Topol-M ICBM and/or a new ballistic missile, currently in early stages of development, capable of piercing American missile defenses using an innovative approach.

RT-2PM Applications


Offensive Weapons Topol-M Space Systems Start

RT-2PM Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Number of Warheads: 1
Dimensions
Diameter: 1,800 millimeter (71 inch)
Length: 21 meter (827 inch)
Performance
CEP: 300 meter
Max Range: 11,000 kilometer (5,940 nautical mile)
Time
Service Life: 24 year
Weight
Weight: 45,000 kilogram (99,206 pound)
Yield
Yield: 550 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

RT-2PM News

There are 10 news between
28 Oct 2010 and 12 Oct 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016Russia Successfully Test Launches Topol Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Friday, September 9, 2016Russia Successfully Test Launches Topol Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Friday, October 30, 2015Russian Forces Launch Topol Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Plesetsk
Wednesday, March 4, 2015Russia Conducts Unannounced Test of Strategic Nuclear Weapons Readiness
Thursday, May 8, 2014Russian Stategic Missile Force Test Launches Topol ICBM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014Russia Test Fires SS-25 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Friday, December 27, 2013Russian Space Forces Successfully Test Fire SS-25 Sickle Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Thursday, November 3, 2011Russia Test Launches Topol Road-Mobile ICBM
Sunday, December 5, 2010Russia Topol ICBM Hits Target at Firing Range in Kazakhstan
Thursday, October 28, 2010Russia Conducts Test of Road-Mobile SS-25 Topol Ballistic Missile

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia360
YearHoldings
2013160
2012171
Aug 2011171
2009306
2008201
2007242

Grand Total 3601
 
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