Russian intercontinental ballistic missile. ICBM version. Article number sometimes erroneously given as 8K73.
Maximum range: 12,000 km (7,000 mi). Warhead yield: 5,000 KT. CEP: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).
AKA: 8K713; 8K73; Scrag.
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GR-1 Korolev's entry in the 'Global Rocket' competition, a missile that could place a nuclear warhead in orbit, where it could come in under or behind American anti-ballistic missile defences, and be deorbited with little warning. Cancelled in 1964 in preference to Yangel's R-36-O. More...
missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Korolev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Korolev Design Bureau, Kaliningrad, Russia. More...
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