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Russian intercontinental range ballistic missile. Variant using a Bondaryuk nuclear engine heating mixed alcohol and ammonia as a propellant.

Payload: 2,600 kg (5,700 lb) to a 14,000 km range.

Gross mass: 96,000 kg (211,000 lb).
Payload: 2,600 kg (5,700 lb).
Height: 28.00 m (91.00 ft).
Diameter: 3.33 m (10.92 ft).
Thrust: 1,525.00 kN (342,833 lbf).

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • YaRD OKB-670 Bondaryuk nuclear/ammonia+alcohol rocket engine. 1667 kN. Development ended 1960. Isp=470s. Proposed for YaRD nuclear-powered ICBM. Propellant was heated in the reactor and exhausted through four expansion nozzles. More...

See also
  • YaRD ICBM Single-stage nuclear-powered ICBM designed by OKB-1.

    A 30 June 1958 resolution authorised development of this astounding weapon, and the draft project was completed on 30 December 1959. Perhaps coming under the heading of 'inadvisable rocket science', test launches would have been into an artificial reservoir in the target area to limit contamination by having the reactor crash into water at the end of its trajectory. 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...

Associated Stages
  • YaRD ICBM OKB-670 Nuclear/Ammonia+Alcohol propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 96,000/8,800 kg. Thrust 1,660.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 470 seconds. Nuclear-propelled ICBM with engines in development by Bondayuk. Four expansion nozzles fed by single reactor. Payload 4,000 kg to 14,000 km. Empty mass, vehicle length calculated. More...

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