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9K79


Russian intermediate range ballistic missile. Tactical ballistic missile. 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: 680 kg (1,490 lb). Maximum range: 81 km (50 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 100 KT. CEP: 0.32 km (0.19 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Minimum range: 14 km (8 mi). Initial Operational Capability: 1976. Total Number Built: 600.

AKA: OTR-23; SS-21; 9K79; Oka; Scarab-A; Tochka; 9M79.
Location: Kolomna, Russian Federation.
Gross mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb).
Payload: 680 kg (1,490 lb).
Height: 6.37 m (20.91 ft).
Diameter: 0.65 m (2.13 ft).
Span: 1.45 m (4.75 ft).

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See also
  • 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
  • Makeyev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Makeyev Design Bureau, Kolomna, Russia. More...

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