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Russian intermediate range ballistic missile. First flight 1974. SS-21 is Tochka SRBM mounted on a ZIL-375 transporter, while SS-23 is the same missile on an 8-wheeled TEL.

Standard warhead: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Maximum range: 500 km (310 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 100 KT. CEP: 0.37 km (0.22 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1980. Total Number Built: 250.

AKA: OTR-23; SS-23; 9K714B; Oka; Spider; Tochka; 9M79.
Gross mass: 4,688 kg (10,335 lb).
Payload: 700 kg (1,540 lb).
Height: 7.52 m (24.67 ft).
Diameter: 0.97 m (3.18 ft).
Span: 0.97 m (3.18 ft).

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  • Tochka Tactical short-range ballistic missile, deployed from 1976. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nadiradze Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Nadiradze, Russia. More...

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