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Albatros ICBM
Russian intercontinental ballistic missile. Albatros was an ICBM designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniye under Chief Designer Gerbert Yefremov according to a decree of 9 February 1987. Like the Yuzhnoye Universal ICBM, it was to be built in enormous numbers in order to defeat any deployment by America of mass missile defenses under their Strategic Defense Initiative. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the abandonment of SDI by the United States, the missile was cancelled.

Status: Cancelled 1991.



Family: ICBM. Country: Russia. Agency: Chelomei bureau. Bibliography: 475, 476.

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